Ziplining Through the Redwoods

Guess who went on an adventure today? (If you guessed, “Wendy,” you would be CORRECT :D). Eclipse and I took his dad ziplining in the redwoods as a belated Father’s Day gift. Except that at the last minute (after we arrived at the site), Eclipse decided he wasn’t up for it, so K and I... Continue Reading →

Bodega Bay

Last Thursday, we took advantage of one of the last few days of summer to make a trip to the coast. I'd driven through Bodega Bay before (on our return trip from Mount St. Helens last year), but this is the first time I'd stopped and spent any time there. We had lunch in a... Continue Reading →

Monterey Pelagic Birding Trip

I took another pelagic birding trip in Monterey Bay, and had a FANTASTIC time! We saw some fabulous birds (although I only saw one new species, so I'm still a few short of 500), but what I enjoyed even more was the other wildlife. The short version: I saw 31 species of birds, including the... Continue Reading →

Albacore Feeding Grounds

Took my first pelagic trip off the West Coast yesterday. It was a long day - we left at 5.30 a.m. and returned at 5.30 p.m., and we saw a lot of terrific things, although not as many birds as I'd hoped to see.  We went about 35 miles offshore to the albacore feeding grounds... Continue Reading →

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Looking for a fun way to spend the day, Connor and I made the two-hour drive to Monterey, to visit the world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium. This fit in well with the fact that we'd been watching "Finding Nemo" lately. One of Connor’s favorite parts of the film features the jellyfish forest, so our first... Continue Reading →

Birding the Bass

While living in Scotland, this is one of the adventures I didn't want to miss - a chance to see the northern gannet rookery on the Bass Rock, off the coast of North Berwick. It was well worth the trip! We boated over on the Sula II, an historic boat in her own right, and... Continue Reading →

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