Angel Island, now a California State Park, was a military installation. There are many garrisons on the Island, and during my walk, I came upon one that was about to have a cannon firing demonstration. I couldn’t miss this opportunity! But, when I hiked down to the beautiful grounds, the cannon was small. I don’t remember the size, but you’ll see it in a picture. The ranger did a great job of getting the small crowd involved in the preparation and educated us on the procedure to fire a cannon. However, she performed the deed by herself. I thought the garrison, its buildings and plants interesting. I’m also including a shot of a fountain sculpture we saw before boarding the ferry. Here they are.