I See a Whale…

Sunday was volunteer day at the Point Bonita Lighthouse. As always: stunning day! I counted, for certain, 7 different whales, perhaps as many as 12. They were very active, coming to the surface often. They were also very close to the lighthouse. One was particularly huge! In fact, it was the largest whale I’ve ever seen. Another was a calf.… Continue reading

One Year Ago Today…

I walked into this house for the first time. The weather was terrible. It was pouring down rain. In fact, because of the torrential rain, we couldn’t see a thing outside and had no idea of the gorgeous view of the bay. While actually loving a different house better, one in the Berkeley Hills, we bought this one because of… Continue reading

Coming Up for Air

Unpacking, Lifting, Pulling, Pushing, Assembling, Shoving, Climbing… This has been my life for the past 9 days. Even though I’m living on Ibuprofen, I literally wake up in the morning aching before I even move! Despite the fact that Comcast has still not installed the cableTV, Internet, and home phone service (more to come on that later!), the house is… Continue reading

Australia: Day 12 — Blue Sydney & The Birds and Beasts

In a previous post, I mentioned the cool, historic, renovated hotel, built in 1897, at which I’m staying:  Blue Sydney.  The building looks the same on the outside as it always did, a condition of the permit to renovate. The entrance still feels very much like a warehouse, but the rooms are warm and welcoming.  The room in which I’m… Continue reading