California Dreamin': Part 2

California Dreamin’: Part 2

Dropping Vic off in LA, I have a week to head back up to Seattle. Time for the ultimate Westy trip: Ventura, Big Sur, Redwoods!
Bicycling from Vancouver to Seattle (Mostly)

Bicycling from Vancouver to Seattle (Mostly)

Overweight and undertrained, spring fever got the best of me as I took to the road for a three-day journey.
Bike Trailer by Haulin' Colin: Yes!

Bike Trailer by Haulin’ Colin: Yes!

With no car, but a busy urban homestead, we find a way to get more efficiency out of our bicycle.
Easy Skagit Valley Roll

Easy Skagit Valley Roll

With the day bright and a car to get there, Skagit Valley was a swell place to play hookie for the day and get in some miles on the bike.
Bicycling the Noto Peninsula

Bicycling the Noto Peninsula

Sure, there were a few stiff climbs, but I'd classify the five days to get around the Noto Peninsula as a leisurely ride with some of the best bicycling touring I've experienced.
The Road to Jerusalem

The Road to Jerusalem

My last ride in Israel proves to be the toughest: Jerusalem!
Hungarians Are Kinda Like Hawaiians

Hungarians Are Kinda Like Hawaiians

My bicycle journey across Europe comes to an end in Budapest. A week of swimming and baths and I am back to the States.
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Shaker Lemon Pie

Shaker Lemon Pie

Trying my baking hand at something I've only ever heard about, but never seen or tasted out in the world: Shaker Lemon Pie.
Looking for Seabirds in Washington

Looking for Seabirds in Washington

We join Westport Seabirds for a trip 40 miles off the coast to look for birds that rarely come to land.
The North Pacific and a Beach

The North Pacific and a Beach

A few shots from our recent birding adventure, 40 miles off the coast of Washington.
Table Mountain Star Party

Table Mountain Star Party

We look at stars with old friends and new.
The Oregon Country Fair

The Oregon Country Fair

Twenty-one or twenty-two years since my last visit, we return with our Westy ready to be one with old (and new) hippies.
Pioneer Square Mural

Pioneer Square Mural

Here's a good looking mural from down in Pioneer Square
Final Westy Health Check: All Clear!

Final Westy Health Check: All Clear!

Our shop does a quick quality check and gives the Westy a clean bill of health for its first big trip since Yosemite!
Second Shakedown with Westy: Camano Island

Second Shakedown with Westy: Camano Island

It's our first time to Camano Island, a campground near us, to work out the right mix of supplies in the Westy.
Dungeness Spit with a Revived Westy

Dungeness Spit with a Revived Westy

Our first Westy adventure since California and with the new engine takes us to Dungeness Spit.