2022-06-27 Birds in Fort Saint John

Sunday in Fort Saint John, I drove to the local college campus, where there was public parking for a “Community Forest”. Much like Fort Nelson’s Demonstration Forest, this woodland preserve has trails that weave through the trees for the enjoyment of the nature-loving public. I found no shortage of bird-life on my walk, but I … Read more

2022-03-24 Crescent City Again

I spent ten days in Medford (Oregon), addressing minor upgrades to the RV, spinning the most recent yarns about my trip. During this time I enjoyed the company of my sister-in-law, and a couple of visits with my oldest niece. I wasn’t able to see my nephew, his wife, his youngest daughter, or my brother-in-law. … Read more

2022-03-13 Crescent City to the Collier Tunnel

Citizens Dock and the boat basin in Crescent City’s harbor have provided me with many productive bird meetings in my past travels through this region. During my past visits to the sheltered waters of the inner harbor, I’ve met Common Murres, Common Loons, Great Blue Herons, Black Turnstones, Belted Kingfishers, Wandering Tattlers, Western Grebes, and … Read more

2022-03-11 Eureka to the Klamath River Mouth

Departing from Eureka, I headed north on US-101. On my way, I stopped to investigate a location I found on my maps just eight miles north, called the Arcada Bird Sanctuary. I found the sanctuary a lovely place to visit. It is yet another example of a community getting together to convert a wastewater facility … Read more

2022-03-09&10 Into Redwood Country

Since my last entry in this month’s journal, I’ve had two really amazing stops in Point Reyes and in Bodega Bay. As I pen these words, this morning I’m finishing up my third day and second night in Fort Bragg. I used my time here to finish weaving my Bodega Bay Yarn. I’ve been feeling … Read more

2022-03-06 A Few Hours At Bodega Bay

Bodega Bay is only 34 miles from my Point Reyes Camp near Point Reyes. Years ago I stopped at The Tides Restaurant and enjoyed their good food and a ring-side seat watching birds and wildlife a couple dozen feet below on the harbor’s waters. I found more of the same on this visit. After breakfast … Read more

2022-03-04 Point Reyes

After driving all day up the coast and through San Francisco, Friday afternoon I pulled into Olema and booked into the RV Park there. Having driven all day from Carmel through gale-force winds and intermittent rain, I was glad to settle in a few miles from Point Reyes Seashore. I booked two nights and had … Read more

2022-03-04 Friday at Piedras Blancas

I left San Simeon early Friday morning and spent several hours at Piedras Blancas watching Northern Elephant Seals and the turbulent waters of the Pacific Ocean. In years past, I’ve seen waves crash into the white rocks for which this beach is named. The larger rock stands 74 feet above the water’s surface. Sometimes crashing … Read more

2022-03-02 Wednesday At Morro Bay

From the beginning to the end, yesterday went swimmingly. I began my fun by driving from San Luis Obispo on Los Osos Valley Road, a route I’d not traveled before. Rather than the Highway 1’s approach to Morro Bay at the north of town, this road brought me to the south end of Morro Bay … Read more

2022-02-28 Monday At Avila Beach and the Port San Luis Pier

Eager to get on the road after months of preparation, and not wanting to face Los Angeles traffic on a weekday, I left my Poway home early Sunday evening and began my journey north. I made my way as far as Woodland Hills in the San Fernando Valley before fatigue caught up with me. I … Read more