Looking south from the Palisades Trail, Calistoga, California
Galata Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey
I have not been out and about very much as of late, so in the interest of keeping my blog more active, I will be “filling in” with photos from my archives – please accept my apologies in advance if I repost anything I have previously blogged.
Bodie State Historic Park, California
Saturday, Septermber 13, 2008:
Sarah was in a nearby salon, getting a trial up-do and make-up in preparation for our upcoming wedding, so I whiled away a couple of lovely hours at Carmel River State Beach.
A large group of Harley-Davidson enthusiasts congregated in the parking lot as I arrived, shortly departing in a roar of un-muffled exhaust, but it was otherwise pretty quiet at this great birding location.
01 September, 2008:
On a sunny and uncharacteristically warm Labor Day, Sarah & I decided to brave the hordes and go hiking from Muir Beach. As expected for 11am on a beautiful holiday, traffic was very slow getting from 101 through Mill Valley, but we eventually pulled into the lot at Muir Beach. Full, drat. We found parking at the end of Muir Woods Rd., which added about a half mile of highway-side walking to our excursion, but so it goes.
We passed the Pelican Inn, walked a short ways down the Muir Beach road, then turned left onto the Coastal Trail. The beach was full of families enjoying the weather, and we could hear the sounds of frolicking through the stand of trees separating the trail from the beach itself.