Oakland transect, #26: Vantage Point Park, East 12 St & 13th Avenue
This is the closest point on my walk to the bay. Brooklyn Basin is part of Oakland Inner Harbor; Coast Guard Island is beyond it and just visible at the left end is Alameda island. Between here and the water are two surface streets, a freeway, and light rail and heavy rail tracks. It all crosses a buried stream valley here, and in the next big earthquake all of these links might be severed.