A cabin in the trees along the ridgeline near the village of Gualala was our base for a few days on the coast during September. We arrived to fog, but the sun frequently broke through. After a rather chilly night when we couldn’t quite figure out how to turn on the central heat, things improved (of course it was quite […]
I have to admit that until this morning I had no idea there was more than one type of mammoth. When I heard the word ‘mammoth’ I’ve always thought of the wooly mammoth — like the 30,000-year-old specimen discovered this past summer frozen in the Yukon’s permafrost. However, watching this episode of California’s Gold, originally aired in November 2004, I […]
Wednesday morning saw a brief lull in the gusty winds along the coast, and I walked from our motel to the cliffs above Timber Cove. Long ago we would climb down to this rocky shore to fish for perch in the surf, but now the Big Guy prefers trying for rock fish in deeper waters. During our stay this week […]
Over at the coast, I saw (and heard) quite a lot of Song Sparrows chirping brightly amid the shrubby areas near sea cliffs. Even a foggy morning didn’t slow them down; it was fun watching them busily foraging and throwing back their heads to sing their songs.
These are just a few of the animals we’ve spotted lately in and around Gerstle Cove.
I had so much fun taking pictures on our trip to the coast that I just kept shooting as we headed home along the winding cliffs of Highway 1.
This was a section of trail I had been hoping to hike on our previous visit to Salt Point State Park in September 2019. During that trip I found a book in our rental house, The Hiker’s Hip Pocket Guide to Sonoma County, and took a few quick notes, which I’ve quoted below. Although, as I said in yesterday’s post, […]
We spent a few days at the coast back in early September, and one afternoon our explorations took us along a quiet trail north of Stump Beach to Chinese Gulch. I’ve already shared a few of my photos from that hike, but there was so much more. Not too long after we crossed the wooden bridge, we found the trail […]