Thursday, May 26, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
We parked at the old South entrance to the zoo across from the old Girl Scout Camp.
He said the Girl Scouts used to come there to camp out.
We crossed the street and started our walk.
Glenn noticed this heron in the tree.
"Look at that!" He said.
I said "That's what happens when you get up and go outside for a walk. You see neat things."
Canoe races on the lake, with the sound of drums beating out the pace.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
This was one day in which I could walk easily to the other side of the beach (usually not possible because of the creek. When I got close to the end I saw a small seal. I was debating whether I should call the Marin Mammal folks, because frankly I thought, either this one was dead, or really hurt. I looked carefully to see if it was breathing and I could see an uneven shallow movement of its chest.
Until it woke up and gave me a wide sleepy eyed glance.
"Good for you!" I said to the seal...as I backed away and headed back down the trail to a full day at work. I got back to the house at 7:45. A great way to start....
Friday, May 13, 2011
Yesterday I did my favorite training walk. Ferry to SF and a walk back to Sausalito. 12 miles and gorgeous yesterday. With the thought that I should look at each walk as unique, I named this one.... SIGNS
I found though, when looking so carefully to see the signs, I lost the bigger picture. But I did find some pretty interesting signs, like the Government worker on a break "Your recovery dollars at work.." Or as my sister said I hope he put sunscreen on that!
I got home in time to go to an open house in Sonoma, and still get work done at the office. Now that is efficiency in action.
On the Cheers for a Cure front we received a donation of an autographed JUAN MARICHAL baseball and an autographed picture of the Dominican Dandy himself. Hope it brings big buck in the Silent Auction because this is pretty special.
Do you have anything to add to our Auction or Raffle? Have you bought your ticket? This year you can bid online for the silent auction items. You can even give us a reserve bid for the night of the party and we'll bid for you. Send your bid to Cyoungling@realmaringal.com
Know of a winery who may want to donate or come and pour? Let me know. I need your help.
HELP me make this the BIGGEST success yet!
For your viewing pleasure take a look at SIGNS.... if you are viewing on IPHONE or IPAD use Skyfire to open this link.
Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Happy to be there....
The beach is around Limantour Estuary in Point Reyes. Named after a fellow whose ship sunk here back in the early early days of California. From Olema, you head toward the Point Reyes Information Center on Bear Valley Road, but keep on driving toward lighthouses, until you see the sign for Limantour Beach.
From the parking lot you head toward the beach over a creek running its way to the estuary.
Climb over a sand dune and head toward the water and more solid sand... 7 miles on this loose stuff would KILL me!
The cliffs of Point Reyes remind some folks of the white cliffs of Dover.
A boat seemed to follow me step for step, a testimony to the difficulty of going up coast here by boat.
All along this beach I picked up sand dollars.
The breeze was swift and the sand blew from the land toward the water. Hitting me about ankle high.
Someone was running or tip toeing on the sand. But wait aren't there 6 toes????
No one but the birds and me.
And the boat.
And foot prints telling me some one had walked here before.
Kelp washed ashore.
As I approached the opening to the estuary the waters separated into the ocean in the distance and shallow water closer to shore.
The differences in the water and sand made for beautiful seascapes.
I turned right to walk along the shore of the estuary and found some seals sunning themselves.
I tired to not disturb them.
There was a sign... with nothing on it! Doesn't life feel that way sometimes?
Dunes and grasses
Some weathered relics...
My foot prints in the sand.
Migratory shore birds
They didn't want me too close.
Seagulls in flight
Seagulls at rest
Heading back to the car.
Those birds that were on the beach.... (taken from a sign)
Looking back at the beach from above.
Now that I have done that walk I am encouraged to find another route to Alamenar Falls that wouldnt require me climbing down rocks.... Perhaps next time I will turn right instead of left when I hit the beach.
I got back to the office by 3 pm and managed to sign up a new listing. Now if some of them would start selling I could really celebrate. As it is...How lucky am I? How lucky to live in this miraculous place with a life that allows me to explore what is around me. How lucky to have dodged that bullet with the big "C" on it, to have the time to learn that this is so important. I was given this life to enjoy, to take it all in... and by God I am going to keep on trying.
If in the process if we raise some $$$ to end Cancer well I have you to thank.