Sunday’s Revisit: The Hills are Alive in Petaluma

Here’s hoping our hills will look this green again. This post from March 2010. We headed south, avoiding Hwy 101, admiring the green hills of Petaluma. It was doing its best to look like Ireland. Pastures and hills dominated our vision. Helen Putnam Regional Park, west of Petaluma is an excellent place in spring forContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: The Hills are Alive in Petaluma”

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Walking the Parks à la Google

The Press Democrat recently announced the Sonoma County Regional Parks launch of a “street view” of 15 of parks. So far I have tried Sonoma Valley Regional – I found it stopped and I wouldn’t go farther, I needed to relaunch or choose a new starting point. I also tried Pinnacles Gulch (Bodega Bay) sinceContinue reading “Walking the Parks à la Google”

Sunday’s Revisit: Bird and Birdwatching Heaven at Shollenberger Park

Back in January 2010, we made this walk at Shollenberger Park in Petaluma. It was a time of freezing ear, plenty of water and plenty of birds. Lately, due to the drought this park has been dry much of the year. Here’s hoping for a wet winter and happy migrating birds. — Don’t forget to visitContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: Bird and Birdwatching Heaven at Shollenberger Park”

Sunday’s Revisit: Trying to Walk Along a Wet and Wild Coast

Back when I first started this blog, I wrote a lot and covered a lot. This one, from January 2010, covers the magnificent Salt Point State Park (the coastal part) and MacKerricker State Park in Mendocino. There are also hints about Gualala and Sea Ranch – including Walk On Beach that I just posted more about. TheseContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: Trying to Walk Along a Wet and Wild Coast”

Sunday’s Revisit: Country to Industry in West County

This post is from January 2010. Maybe you can tell by the soggy trail and lack of leaves that it’s winter. Some of the buildings near Graton Road have been taken down and shops have changed. Soggier parts of the trail have not gotten boardwalks – maybe if we do get a lot of rainContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: Country to Industry in West County”

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”

Sunday’s Revisit: Santa Rosa Creek

I have written over 400 posts (okay, some of them songs, news and puzzles), You can use Search or the menus to find your place to walk. This post was the first walk in 2009. We still love it. What’s new? The northside trail has been paved and repaved. The Creek has been cleaned ofContinue reading “Sunday’s Revisit: Santa Rosa Creek”

Walking at Asilomar – Pacific Grove

Many times we have walked near Asilomar, but never knew we could visit without signing up for a conference. This time we had online information, found brochures at the Social Hall and tried to get the phone tour scanner to work. There’s a beach walk, woods walk and architecture walk – not very far, butContinue reading “Walking at Asilomar – Pacific Grove”