Walking Cloverdale River Park

This post was from February 2013 with a few 2010 pictures added. We’ve visited Cloverdale many times  and it’s great for winter with its wide paved path. Going uphill to the cemetery will possibly be more soggy right now. Don’t forget it for the wildflowers in later in February and March. Cloverdale River Park followsContinue reading “Walking Cloverdale River Park”


Navarro River Beach & Mendocino Townlife

After the requisite stop at Salt Point, lunch at Trinks, and shopping across the street in Gualala – we stopped at the beach on the Navarro River and the Pacific Ocean. Most of Navarro River Redwoods State Park‘s 700 acres run along the the river. Pomo Indians occupied the land for thousands of years. Scottish Captain Charles Fletcher cameContinue reading “Navarro River Beach & Mendocino Townlife”

Sunday’s Revisit: North Coast

Here’s a trip from five years ago, but we’re planning another January trip. What will we revisit and what will be new? Not that we spent much time going up the valley, we were anxious to get to Mendocino. We stopped for the obligatory pastry and coffee at the Downtown Bakery in Healdsburg. And onContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: North Coast”

Walking Eureka, New and Old

Eureka! We stopped here on our way home from Oregon in August. Now, it’s October, but it’s still on my mind. New We stayed on the south side of town near the Bayshore Mall. Not a grand neighborhood unless you want to shop – but we discovered a new trail along the bay. Good enoughContinue reading “Walking Eureka, New and Old”

Bay Trail & Napa River Walk

Last week we walked a new trail around a landfill in American Canyon. Sounds perfect, right? Well, it was beautiful to be along the Napa River and have views of Sonoma Mountain, Mt Tamalpais and Mt. Diablo. The trail was new segment of the Bay Trail – that will someday go all around San FranciscoContinue reading “Bay Trail & Napa River Walk”

Oregon Coast: Beaches and Boardwalks, Part I

We’d read about some places along the coast and wanted to see the seaside towns across from Salem and Eugene, Oregon. We were continuing south from our visit to Washington. After a peaceful day in Tillamook, we weren’t prepared for the bustle of Lincoln City nor of Newport. There is a flat wide beach atContinue reading “Oregon Coast: Beaches and Boardwalks, Part I”

Walking along the Willamette River

. Walk like a Duck (University of Oregon mascot) in Eugene On our road trip, we decided to explore new places in old stops. We have enjoyed walking around the main campus of the University of Oregon in Eugene. Among its attributes: architecturally interesting buildings, it’s flat, has pleasing lawns, trees and gardens and itContinue reading “Walking along the Willamette River”

Walk in Redding? Maybe not in August

. When you plan to travel 2,000 miles to many new places, it doesn’t hurt to stop first at a familiar place. The dynamic Calatrava’s Sundial Bridge across the Sacramento River in Redding, CA is a ‘must see.’ But, it was a little warm. The lack of people – I’d normally say is just fineContinue reading “Walk in Redding? Maybe not in August”