Kortum Trail One More Time

We’ve been walking the Kortum Trail for years and have posted many times. Click Kortum for a sample of walks. Due to getting a dog – dogs are not allowed on this trail – and now with my knee surgery – we haven’t visited recently – but the draw was strong. Starting at Shell Beach…

Sonoma Plaza Walking Reminder

I’m still not walking much, but am traveling around for restaurants and one store window shopping. One of the best places for that is the Plaza in Sonoma. Here are a few pictures from a recent trip. The duck pond is still going strong. The central park also includes city hall, lawns, big trees and…

Walking with a Cane

Six weeks from total knee replacement, I’m walking to restaurants and stores and physical therapy class/appointments. Last week in Petaluma. (For a previous walk go to Petaluma River.) And while we were having Fogust, it was sunny one afternoon and I was able to take a short walk on the boardwalk at Doran Beach. This…

First Walk and Last – Spring Lake

Many years ago, Mike and I walked at Spring Lake where at first I had a tough time making it up the dam. Over the years my stamina increased even though I had more and more health challenges. Walking in the beautiful places of Sonoma County and California has certainly helped me physically and mentally and…

Recent visit: Sonoma Valley Walk

This has been a cool summer so we managed a walk at Sonoma Valley Regional in the afternoon. Amazing. The new plantings seem to be overwhelmed with weeds – hard to tell how they’re doing. The blackberries are creeping back. But the oaks and the grasses look just fine. It’s a great short walk on…

Walking at Doran Beach & Birdwalk

We often visit Doran Beach. It’s an easy sand walk when the tide is low and the rhythm of the ocean is calming and exciting. I took these pictures last Saturday on a busy day with many people, dogs and equipment for land and water. We walked and then… We hunkered down in the dunes for…