I was so certain I had already blogged about exploring the neighborhood trails when we stayed at The Sea Ranch last September — but none of the photos are showing up in my media library. I guess my attempt at being organized has failed me again, but this time I don’t mind so much because it gives me an excuse […]
Back yard, Point Arena, California, November 2022.
The first time I explored downtown Point Arena was in September 2021. I recall that day I walked only a short way along the Shoreline Highway (AKA Highway 1) which makes up the town’s main street because the day was chilly and gray, and the cold wind was gusting right in my face as I headed down the hill. Still, […]
The Central Coast of California (as well as the rest of the state) has been getting pounded recently by a series of storms — bringing powerful ocean waves, torrents of rain causing flooding, and strong gusts of wind that are knocking trees over and causing extended power outages. Right now is definitely not a good time to visit the coast, […]
Details from the historic house in Point Arena where we spent a week in November 2022.
I’ve never been to Ferndale but seeing the cows grazing happily in the fields and the first glimpse of the town’s main street at the beginning of this one-hour episode, I was strongly reminded of Mendocino County and the villages of Point Arena and Fort Bragg. Of course Ferndale is famous for its historic buildings — and you may recall […]
There are always plenty of great things to see along the road as we drive north along the narrow and winding Highway 1 through Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Even places I’ve seen hundreds of times are always slowly evolving, like the construction project in Sonoma County near Bodega Bay. I shared photos of the same stretch three months ago when […]
In August I made my first ever visit to the eastern spur of the Point Reyes headland; unfortunately, because of the cold weather and a lack of time, I didn’t hike the trail to Chimney Rock, but as I noted yesterday I did check out (from afar) the elephant seals on the beach and, on the other end of the […]
In late August I made a quick overnight trip to Point Reyes; and while I didn’t have enough time to seriously explore everything I hoped to see I did get a look at the headlands and spend awhile at the Chimney Rock Trailhead. Even though it wasn’t the prime season for elephant seal watching — that happens between December and […]