August is the best month on the north coast

Once we moved back in to our Mendocino house, we had a busy day. We’d decided to attend the benefit for the Mendocino Botanical Garden called “Art in the Garden”. It’s held on the first Saturday in August each year, and this year it was Aug. 1. The flowers were gorgeous, dahlias and begonias amongContinue reading “August is the best month on the north coast”

Ch ch ch Changes, or sun, sand and packing–still no water-saving shower heads in the motel.

This week was the best weather since we’ve been in northern California. We discovered that you need a guidebook to find some of the access points to the coastal trails, because they are so well hidden. Homeowners are not necessarily trying to prevent public access to the coast, but the rights-of-way are very specific. YouContinue reading “Ch ch ch Changes, or sun, sand and packing–still no water-saving shower heads in the motel.”

Sinkyone Wilderness State Park and other places, July 22, 2015

We set off to go into the wilderness, the Sinkyone (Sinky-own) State Park. The park has a herd of elk that hikers often see. After choosing a possible hiking route, we packed our lunch and set off. Not too far before the turnoff for the park we came up to a field and found peopleContinue reading “Sinkyone Wilderness State Park and other places, July 22, 2015”

Another beautiful day, July 19, 2015

More search for fish yielded beautiful scenery. Doesn’t this look like the Caribbean? Fishing boats roamed the water beyond this arch. Despite all the company, we didn’t land any fish. Harbor seals lounged on the rocks until the tide rose and pushed them off, then they flopped and rolled and skooched onto a slightly higherContinue reading “Another beautiful day, July 19, 2015”

What a week! Nature and culture in Mendocino.

I believe everyone says “where does the time go”? They’re right. The Mendocino Music Festival got into high gear this week and we attended three events, the California Honey Drops, a concert of five groups “A Capella Fever” and a fully staged opera, The Barber of Seville. The opera was my favorite so far, itContinue reading “What a week! Nature and culture in Mendocino.”

Busy Saturday: July 11, 2015

We started the day at the Pack Rat Sale, a benefit for the Mendocino Botanical Garden. This annual event really brought out the shoppers. We arrived at 8:10 am and people had obviously been waiting for the 8 am opening because there were cars everywhere and the place was mobbed. Despite the fact that IContinue reading “Busy Saturday: July 11, 2015”