New camera, better shorebirds

For my blog photos I’ve been using an Olympus Tough. I love the rugged little waterproof camera for kayaking and long beach walks, but for birding, I was wanting something more. I just picked up a new camera… Read More

Elbow crab and ladybug

I thrill at finding new Monterey Bay creatures (new to me) and learning about them. This morning I found this beauty on the beach. While taking photos, I spotted what looked like a dead crab or carapace. When… Read More

Freezing fingers riding the tide

I don’t kayak much in January — it’s often stormy, windy, wet and cold. But despite this week’s freezing overnight temperatures (had to clear ice from inside my kayak before launching in the morning), conditions have been perfect:… Read More

King tides

Waves thunder under ~ boardwalks and building pilings ~ a morning king tide This week along the California coast we’re experiencing what’s commonly called a “king tide.” It’s an especially high seasonal (in this case winter) tide. We’re getting a… Read More