Tourists in San Francisco

We decided to be tourists for a few days and went up to San Francisco. We stayed at the Argonaut Hotel, across from Fisherman’s Wharf and next to Fort Mason, a large park. Visiting San Francisco confirms that I want to wait on European travel until next year. Our hotel is right by the cableContinue reading “Tourists in San Francisco”

Unassuming places for excellent walks

We have been in the Monterey area just over six months, longer than we’ve lived anywhere since 2014. As the months go by, we look for new places to explore, new parks to visit, new neighborhoods to walk around. The results are always intriguing. Hatton Canyon is a broad trail through a forested area, yetContinue reading “Unassuming places for excellent walks”

2021 Post-Covid Travel Begins

For more than a year, we’ve been wondering when we could start traveling again. You may already have raised eyebrows if you follow LlywindaTravels, and have roved around the US with us month after month. During the height of the pandemic we moved from Chicago to Ohio, then across the country to Oregon and downContinue reading “2021 Post-Covid Travel Begins”

Meanwhile, Back in Sand City

I poked a lot of limp sea creatures this week. It turns out that pieces of jellyfish that wash up on the shore look a lot like beach glass. Some bits of jellyfish are perfectly transparent and shimmer like crystal under the sun, while others are cloudy and frosted-looking, like nicely rounded beach glass. MyContinue reading “Meanwhile, Back in Sand City”

In the Atlantic: Azores, Cape Verde, Madeira, Canary Islands

I am a big fan of islands, and looking toward Europe from Canada, I found several islands out in the Atlantic that I’d like to visit, including the Azores out in the center of the ocean, and three groups off the coast of Africa, the Republica of Cabo Verde, Madeira, and the Canary Islands. TheseContinue reading “In the Atlantic: Azores, Cape Verde, Madeira, Canary Islands”

What’s Next? Prince Edward Island

Prince Edward Island, Canada, often called PEI, was almost our destination about a year and a half back. We ended up going to Charleston, SC instead, but I think that when Canada is available as a destination, we may give PEI a visit. Statistically, PEI is the most densely populated Canadian province, and the smallest.Continue reading “What’s Next? Prince Edward Island”