Over the last couple of weeks I've had more opportunities than usual to spend along Oakland's waterfront, from Jack London Square down to Hegenberger. People know about the pathway along the water in Jack London Square, but you can (with some detours) take that all the way down to the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline around San Leandro Bay. It's particularly lovely in the early morning with the tide out, watching the shorebirds feeding in the mudflats. It's hard to believe it's not far from I-880.