A walk along the shoreline
Whenever a trip to Clear Lake has us staying in Nice (same pronunciation as the city in France!) one of the first things I like to do is take a stroll along Lakeshore Boulevard with my camera, preferably in the morning. Despite its rather grand name, this street is a narrow side lane without markings or sidewalk; I normally see very little traffic along this particular stretch. There are some wonderful old shade trees, and the views across the lake are obstructed only by a few small houses, some with their own tiny launch ramps. On our March visit, the tree swallows and sparrows were feasting on Mayflies, so there was plenty of bird activity — although I finally had to give up on my attempts to catch the swallows in mid air.