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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A Yakima Overnight

A Yakima Overnight

One of my favorite drives in Washington is through Yakima Canyon. We went for camping, but ended up doing something completely different.
The Last Walk: #17, Solstice Park

The Last Walk: #17, Solstice Park

We have finished "Seattle Stairway Walks"! The last walk was back to Solstice Park.
Schmitz Preserve: Stairway Walk #18

Schmitz Preserve: Stairway Walk #18

Almost finished with "Seattle Stairway Walks"! Today was yet another walk left in West Seattle, the Schmitz Preserve Park walk and a bit of Alki Beach.
SIXTEEN: Fauntleroy & the Thistle Stairs!

SIXTEEN: Fauntleroy & the Thistle Stairs!

Finally! I am back to walking and trying to finish the "Seattle Stairway Walks" Book. The walks that are left are all out in West Seattle, aka, "Japan", aka, "The Edge of the Continent"
Kubota Garden

Kubota Garden

Only five or six miles from my house, it's taken me twenty years to actually find and go to Kubota Gardens. What a shame. It is so beautiful.
Goodbye, Galli.

Goodbye, Galli.

We loved her. She got old, then she died. Heartbroken and relieved.
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.