Bull Point hike at Point Reyes

Sunday, 28 February 2009:

Eager to take advantage of a break in a series of welcome storms, Sarah & I headed to Point Reyes, and after a tasty breakfast at the Pine Cone Diner, we decided to hike the Bull Point Trail, one of few trails we have not yet hiked in this area.

10’ish miles down the road to the lighthouse, we came to the trailhead and started hiking at 11:30 under partly overcast skies.

Bull Point Trail by you.

Bull Point Trail

Signs of Spring at Bon Tempe Lake

21 February, 2009:

Jones’ing for a nature fix after not getting out for a couple of weeks due to various reasons, Sarah & I went for a hike at one of our very favorite places, Bon Tempe Lake, in the Marin Municipal Water District.

Located a 40-minute drive north of San Francisco, the MMWD is a nature-lover’s heaven, with many miles of trails, lakes, and wildlife and, seasonally, wildflowers, galore.  We paid our $7 entrance fee and parked at the small lot closest to Bon Tempe Lake’s dam.  Like all of the lakes in the MMWD, Bon Tempe is an artificial lake, but that hardly detracts from the setting.

Lakeshore by you.

The west shore of Bon Tempe Lake

Bluedicks w/snail

This photo, taken several years ago at Don Edwards San Francisco Bay National Wildlife Refuge (how’s that for a long title?), is probably the best one I made with my Sigma 50mm macro lens.  I’ve since moved to Canon’s 100mm f/2.8 macro, which I am very happy with.  Although one of the 180mm macros would…