Sunday’s Revisit: Everything’s Right at Wright’s

This post is from May 2010, but I’m very into spring and there’s no place like the bluffs between Wright’s Beach and Furlong Gulch for some beautiful wildflowers. Wrights Beach is downhill to the left after turning off of Hwy 1 north of Bodega Bay. There’s camping and miles of beach. This is part ofContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: Everything’s Right at Wright’s”

Sunday’s Revisit: Where is Your First Day Hike (Walk)?

This post went out four years ago. The suggestions will still work just fine. Or maybe you have something to add? Low tide at Bodega Harbor is just before 11am – good for a morning walk. – HAPPY NEW YEAR! Where will you walk the first day of the year? I have a few suggestions.Continue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: Where is Your First Day Hike (Walk)?”

Sunday’s Revisit: Kortum Trail

We had walked this section of the Kortum Trail many times before we decided to start a blog. It just had to be one of the first walks we shared. This was published January 2010. The trail has been improved – more boardwalks and a sturdier bridge. Starting at Shell Beach, one has the mostContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: Kortum Trail”

Walking at Goat Rock

Goat Rock and the rest of Kortum Trail. Just south of the Russian River and the town of Jenner, CA is access to Goat Rock part of the Sonoma Coast State Park. The beach, with soft sand and a steep slope, does not make for ideal walking. But it is worth a visit. Last weekContinue reading “Walking at Goat Rock”

Walking the Kortum Trail in Winter

Kortum Trail is one great place to walk clifftop along the Sonoma coast. Round trip, it’s eight miles from Goat Rock to Wright’s Beach. I like to pick it up at Shell Beach and walk a shorter piece. In winter, this part of the Sonoma coast is a study in grasses. I like the rawnessContinue reading “Walking the Kortum Trail in Winter”

Where is Your First Day Hike (Walk)?

Where will you walk the first day of the year? I have a few suggestions. Kortum Trail – in winter the land is raw, the ocean powerful and the air clear We went to Kortum Trail yesterday starting at Shell Beach. It was a bit soggy, so waterproof boots are in order. Those foreground puddlesContinue reading “Where is Your First Day Hike (Walk)?”

Introduction to Walking – Three Years Later

So, going forth, I’ll have a fifth. How did I get to that sentence? First, a suggestion to rewrite my first post. Second, a notice of my third anniversary on WordPress. And then the ordinal numbers and puns poured out. My first post was an Introduction to Walking. After three years of blogging many ofContinue reading “Introduction to Walking – Three Years Later”

Kortum Trail Update

We visited the coast a couple of weeks ago – to check on the wildflowers. The buttercups were out and a few other strays, like this mallow. Seeing the early bloom, we moved the coastal walk from May to April. Please join us April 21st above Wright’s Beach. More info below. The trail south fromContinue reading “Kortum Trail Update”

Everthing’s Right above Wrights Beach

The weather forecast said no rain until 3pm. So at 9:30am it started to rain as soon as we got in the car. It was the kind of rain that makes the wipers grind the dirt into the windshield. When we got to Bodega Bay it rained like hell. The surfers at Salmon Creek didn’tContinue reading “Everthing’s Right above Wrights Beach”