Word Craft/Nature Focus

Monterey Bay live webcams for 2021

The world has changed since starting this annual post on Monterey Bay webcams. Until we’re done with COVID-19, webcams are still a good way to visit the bay or plan your visit. So here are the best coastal… Read More

Elkhorn Slough birds

This continues my post on Elkhorn Slough during an incredible “We Paddle, You Photo” tour with Kayak Connection. This is a sampling of the bird photos I took on this trip. Since these shots were taken on the morning of Halloween, the last… Read More

Northern & Central California kayak visit

I recently received an email from a researcher, who studies climate impacts on birds in Sweden, asking for trip recommendations for an upcoming 10-day visit to California. As a biologist and kayaker, he said he was looking for “places where I could go… 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