The Delta Ecotours are no longer in operation, but the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta hasn’t changed much since this hour-long episode of California’s Gold first aired. Early on, tour operator Jeff Hart tells Huell they might spot “an otter; we may see a beaver [or] an osprey;” those words have a familiar ring for me, as the Big Guy frequently tells […]
August 2000 — A few more views of the inside of the former storefront (continued from last week), and a last look at Albia, Iowa. Next week, the train trip home!
Two miles above Rio Vista on the Sacramento River you’ll find the entrance to Steamboat Slough. This 11-mile-long waterway was originally called the Middle Fork of the Sacramento River; but by the 1860s it had become the preferred route of impatient steamship captains because it was shorter and easier to navigate than the main river course. I’ve written before about […]
Capturing a few morning faces at the Sacramento Zoo.
Steamboat Slough at Hogback Island Park.
I used the same camera and tried to find the same spot where I was standing in March 2019; but after a few minutes of hiking around under the warm midday sun (and trying to avoid the small groups of sunseekers heading for the water’s edge), I lined up the profile of the foothills as best I could and headed […]
The Sacramento Delta is huge, and there’s plenty to explore, either by boat or by car. Yesterday afternoon I went for a drive with the Big Guy down to an area north of Isleton and Rio Vista; we found some quiet, peaceful spots, and now I’m looking forward to going back to do some more exploring.