Before Pt Reyes – Giacomini Wetlands

We often race to Point Reyes, because it’s a little far to travel and it’s so wonderful we just want to be there. However a few treats pop up along the way (aside from food.) The first view of Tomales Bay can be beautiful. Or even stunning. Depending on the tide at Millerton Point, oneContinue reading “Before Pt Reyes – Giacomini Wetlands”


Walking Along the Bay in Tiburon

One of the great things about California, if you can’t walk one place, there’s another great place nearby. Our intention was to take the ferry to Angel Island. But this seems to be a doomed trip. Parking near the ferry is a problem and then we spotted two busloads of kids getting off the busContinue reading “Walking Along the Bay in Tiburon”

Pt Reyes National Seashore in the Woods

If a place is named Pt Reyes National Seashore, you would think we’d walk along the coast. We have. Links to those posts are listed below. But the park has over 71,000 acres and some of that is wooded and mountainous. Earlier this month we started at the Bear Valley Visitor Center. With 150 milesContinue reading “Pt Reyes National Seashore in the Woods”

China Camp in Winter

I’ve come to love China Camp State Park for its sounds and sense of peace. The rustle of beach-pebbles pushed gently by the waves of the San Francisco Bay. Footsteps on the boardwalk between the park museum and the brick oven (where shrimp were dried).

Walking Between 2 Freeways and a Bay

What’s that? How do I get there? When? These are the questions I ask myself when I see a flat place to walk. No place have I asked myself more often about than the spot I see when hurtling down Hwy 101 to San Francisco crossing Richardson Bay. Oh, the taunt of a tidal marshContinue reading “Walking Between 2 Freeways and a Bay”

Walk that I Forgot to Write About – Pt Reyes

Like a dead fish on the beach, somehow after last November’s walk at Pt Reyes, I forgot to write about it. We’ve been to Pt Reyes several times over the last few years and I’d been dying to go again. With Mike (the photographer and editor) working the county fair, thought I’d pick up whatContinue reading “Walk that I Forgot to Write About – Pt Reyes”

Walking at Rush Creek

Sometimes when we zoom along a freeway, I spot places to walk. We tried one last week at Rush Creek Open Preserve off Hwy 101 in Novato. A few left turns and a drop off the pavement brought us to lovely view into a shaded path. Rush Creek runs along the Pineheiro Ridge Fire Rd.Continue reading “Walking at Rush Creek”

Walking at China Camp State Park

We decided to visit some State Parks that are slated to close next summer. One, we visited recently, we thought we’d visited years ago. Mistaken, yet delighted we arrived at another amazing California park. We approached China Camp State Park from the North on N. San Pedro Rd in Marin County. This 1600-acre park isContinue reading “Walking at China Camp State Park”