Fishermen cast their lines from Benicia’s Ninth Street Park, one of the many dramatic promontories along the shoreline of the Carquinez Strait. It’s a scenic spot for kids of all ages, who navigate the slippery rocks, exploring. Adults discover the perfect perch from which they can sit, zen-like, and gaze at the view, contemplating what’s just beyond the horizon: the San Francisco Bay, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Pacific Ocean. It invites a daydream, one of cruise ships and crossings, sailing and sunbathing, seduced by the ocean breeze.