Hayward Regional Shoreline

Telephoto lens, telephoto lens, telephoto lens. You should have one in your lens kit. I don’t have one in mine and I sincerely regretted it when we made an impromptu trip to Hayward Regional Shoreline this evening.

I missed the opportunity to get some great photos of wetland birds because of it, as well as an amazing shot of fog descending on the peninsula in the distance.

You know what that means, right? I’ll be back!

Despite the fact that I live ten minutes away, I’d never been here before today.

Missed opportunities.

That’s a shame, really, because it’s actually quite nice here.

Missed opportunities, part 2.

Hayward isn’t a well known city. I suppose it pales in comparison to places San Francisco, Oakland, and Palo Alto, but at the same time I think it’s a severely underrated place to live.

First of all, the rest of the Bay Area is easily accessible (everything is equidistant)- it really is “the heart of the Bay.” Secondly, there are tons of hidden gems here, from its restaurants (La Piñata, Favorite Indian Restaurant, Everett & Jones, and Pot Pie Paradise, to name a few) to its parks. It’s also super diverse, demographically.

We even have our own Japanese gardens. Not many cities in the Bay can boast about that!

Actually, scratch that– Hayward suuuuucks.

Please don’t move here.

There’s nothing to see here.

See? This is evidence that Hayward sucks.

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So, please go move to Fremont or something instead. Keep Hayward real estate prices low. We’re in the market for a home over here. 😉

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