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Point Reyes National Seashore Lifeboat Station at Chimney Rock

An opportunity had come up last fall to spend the weekend at Pt Reyes Lifeboat Station in the old Coast Guard Station on Drake’s Bay. It was for a writing workshop sponsored by the Point Reyes Field Institute, a nonprofit which helps preserve the seashore and also which provides educational opportunities for children and adults. Over […]

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The Muir Beach Overlook

A Day Trip down the 1

It was midweek and I hadn’t seen my friend Bruce for awhile. Readers of this blog will recall that in 2010, Bruce, my friend Teresa, and I had taken a road trip north up U.S.Route 101 through Northern California and into Oregon. We had multiple adventures and finished our trip at the Rogue River for […]

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A Long Weekend in Mendocino and Fort Bragg

This post is about a long weekend spent on the Mendocino coast. Of course there is a cancer story that goes along with this. Lately there is a cancer story involved in everything I do. Perhaps one day I will go on a trip with no cancer story, but that is a different life and […]

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The mountains are calling and I must go….a trip to Yosemite

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and cheer and give strength to the body and soul. John Muir On Mother’s Day 2011, I started losing consciousness while getting my blood drawn for chemo. A few minutes earlier, I had come close to collapsing […]

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Point Reyes Birds

The Point Reyes Lighthouse

In the course of the last week, I have made two trips to  the historic lighthouse at Point Reyes National Seashore. This in spite of the fact that I have lived within 45 minutes of the lighthouse just about all of my life and had never been there until now. This is how it started.  […]

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