Back in the summer of 1990 my family visited (for the first and last time) what was then Marine World/Africa USA in Vallejo, California. There have been lots of changes to the park since then. The place is now known as Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, and there are more rollercoasters these days than large animals — although some animals do […]
Salmon season is in full swing here in Northern California, and the Nimbus Fish Hatchery has been a very busy place lately. An impressive number of salmon are coming up the ladder this year, staff are hard at work with egg-taking, and visitors have been swarming the facility to watch all the activity. One of my vivid memories of childhood […]
A few images from my recent visit to the aquarium at California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco.
I’ve written before about visiting the Cabela’s store in Fort Worth. It’s become a bit of a Christimas tradition for the Big Guy to make a stop there to shop for fishing equipment. This year I was surprised to find myself in parts of the store completely new to me — a huge aquarium and a separate alcove that rivals […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Colorful Monotones (one single color).
Huell gets another thrill ride in this episode of California’s Gold from 2006 when he goes up in a plane to witness baby trout being planted in mountain lakes. California Fish and Game have been using airplanes to drop the trout for over 50 years, and despite Huell’s nerves, their pilots are experts at maneuvering among the high mountain peaks. […]
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of October 7, 2016. For this week’s challenge, share a photo that features H2O; the element of water. Water comes in many different states and guises. From a foggy morning to your favorite watercolor painting, how will you show H2O in a photograph?