Okay, I know this is totally OT, but I've lived here for 6 years and haven't been able to get an answer to this.
How come nobody has houses on the bay with boats and such?
Do the tides cause the water to rise and fall too much? I don't see how it could be more than on some lakes. Are there environmental regulations? Is all of the land directly on the bay owned by the state or something?
And areas like Redwood Shores and Foster City have their own waterways, but for some reason THOSE don't connect to the bay, either.
I just can't fathom it. Anywhere else with such access to the water, you'd see people taking advantage of it. Ask people here and nobody seems to know -- it's like the thought somehow never occurred to anyone.
I'm hoping someone here can explain it to me