Walking into History at Fort Ross

Sunday, the ocean was calm – hardly a breeze – truly pacific. We made our way up the winding Hwy 1 to Fort Ross. In addition to the new construction at the Fort and new places seen – the Call House was open and the Russian Cemetery was easily found – we had a marvelousContinue reading “Walking into History at Fort Ross”

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”

Crescent City to Arcata Walking

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”

Walking at Bodega Bay

Many of you know that I love to walk at the coast. The State of California improved some trails and created  new ones at Bodega Head and then closed them due to budget cuts. However, the need is high for trails both of beauty and safety. I am happy to share this article by VestaContinue reading “Walking at Bodega Bay”

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).

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”

All the Way to Half Moon Bay

I know it may seem lame – a half moon in Half Moon Bay. But there it was the morning after a night in Half Moon Bay. The previous day we had stopped at San Pedro Valley Park and Pillar Point. This day started with a tour of town, before breakfast and then a visitContinue reading “All the Way to Half Moon Bay”

Thwarted Walking II – Pomo Canyon

This time the thwarting of a walk wasn’t due to lack of trail, but more because of an excess of chronic diseases and  ill-working joints that struggle on a sharp climb. But we choose to test ourselves from time to time and I had my poles. We’ve loved our hikes on Red Hill and thoughtContinue reading “Thwarted Walking II – Pomo Canyon”

Fort Ross State Historic Park in Winter

Two weeks ago we visited the last main area on the coast we haven’t shared with you. Our destination: Fort Ross State Historic Park, which is 11 miles north of Jenner off Hwy 1. Before it was a fort, 1500 “People from Top of Land” lived here. The native people, Kashaya, had an area thatContinue reading “Fort Ross State Historic Park in Winter”