Elkhorn Slough

Spring is in the air - and in the water! One of my favorite springtime activities is to go kayaking at Elkhorn Slough; this year rather than being stuck with clunky rental kayaks and gear, I was able to take my new Oru Bay Kayak out on her maiden voyage. My graduation present: Oru Bay … Continue reading Elkhorn Slough

Westfjords (Part V) and Puffins!

Our next epic driving day meant going from Akeyuri out to one of the farthest points in the Westfjords, Dynjandi. We got an early start and headed out to spend the day driving through the fjords before spending the night at an extremely remote horse farm. Iceland’s best hot pot. Photo credit: Casey On the … Continue reading Westfjords (Part V) and Puffins!

Hidden Villa Hiking

I’m lucky enough to have grown up in the lovely town of Los Altos Hills, my parents were fortunate to have bought our house before the dotcom boom, but soon found our little ranch split-level surrounded by McMansions. My family have since left the area, but I still house-sit occasionally for some families that have … Continue reading Hidden Villa Hiking