Last week I did another walk with fellow-Walkabouters at the JFK Memorial Park along the Napa River. Tule Marsh used to dominate the area until the mid-1800s. San Pablo Bay (off of San Francisco Bay) was 18,000 acres of tidal marsh. Some of that is being restored. We chose to start our walk at theContinue reading “Walking more Bay Trail & the Napa River”
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”
Well it isn’t one straight walk from Crescent City to Arcata, California. But it is some driving and bits and pieces of walks and parks. Crescent City When along the coast in Washington and Oregon, we saw signs everywhere declaring the Evacuation Route – in case of a tsunami. The signs are probably around, butContinue reading “Crescent City to Arcata Walking”
Once upon a time, Mike and I lived in the East Bay. One of our first walks together was at Pt Pinole. At the time it was a new park on forgotten land jutting into San Pablo Bay. I remember it for squeaky eucalyptus trees. That trail is now closed due to falling limbs.
Just north of Sonoma Plaza, away from the bustle of shopping and dining tourists is a quiet park. A paved path for a 3-mile round trip walk goes through Depot Park. It also runs through history and behind modern backyards. We picked up the trail by the museum (and gift shop) and headed east. ForContinue reading “The Flattest Walk in Sonoma”
Tilden Park On a recent Saturday, we walked for inspiration in the Berkeley Hills. Tilden Park has various entertainments. When we lived in the East Bay, we often enjoyed a fine stroll in this 2,079 acre park.
We hadn’t been to Coyote Point Recreation Area in almost 25 years, so we figured it was time. Situated in San Mateo on San Francisco Bay just south of the SF airport, one of its claims to fame is a place to watch the planes. Now if you just didn’t have to ‘hear’ them.
Not too far from downtown Sebastopol is a Sonoma County Regional Park. Ragle Ranch provides both a ‘city park’ with sports fields and group picnic areas and a bit of ‘wild nature’ for people to explore. We’re more the bit of ‘wild nature’ people so we started our walk near the Peace Garden. A wideContinue reading “Ragle Ranch – Is it park or nature?”