I’ve been wanting to go check out the Land’s End Labyrinth for awhile. The trails are good, but there are an awful lot of stairs to climb on the way back from the point. Still, with views like this, you might not mind the workout!
I love old lighthouses, and in this episode of California’s Gold Huell takes a trip to a very special historic lighthouse, the St George Reef Lighthouse. The site is nearly inaccessible and is definitely not a tourist destination — so it’s a real privilege to experience the sights and sounds, not to mention the view, of this incredible 19th Century […]
Last Monday I concluded my tale of our overnight trip to the coast in July 1998; this week I’m continuing the ocean theme with photos from the impulsive day trip I took with the Big Guy back in August 1999. Yes — we drove more than 200 miles round trip in a single day just for the brief chance to […]
Sonoma Coast, July 1998 — After spending one night in our posh lodgings, the Big Guy was eager to get back out and find a fishing spot. We had to head home that afternoon, so there was no time to be lost! He left the room about 7 AM to search for bait (ghost shrimp) at Doran Beach, just down […]
Sonoma Coast, July 1998 — It was just a quick overnight trip to the coast, but we splurged and stayed at the upscale Bodega Bay Lodge. Our room was large, with a private balcony overlooking the bay and a rustic stone fireplace. The hotel complex held a pool as well as sauna, jacuzzi, and exercise room (none of which I […]
Año Nuevo State Reserve has been on my list of places to visit for a few years now. It’s a great spot to see and to photograph elephant seals during their breeding season, December through March. Guides accompany small groups of visitors to make sure the seals aren’t disturbed. Elephant seals were once hunted nearly to extinction, so it’s wonderful […]
San Francisco Bay has seen plenty of ships come and go since the days of the California Gold Rush. In this episode of California’s Gold, Huell learns a few things about the long hard sea journey around Cape Horn, surviving on lemonade and hardtack, and what it takes to handle sails and raise the anchor. Huell sails aboard the state’s […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Teal, Aqua, Seafoam, or Turquoise.