Living in the North Bay Area

Having lived here for 5 months, I’m finding the small town of Sausalito and the surrounding area to be a fascinating place to live. Manhattan Beach was very cookie cutter. Everybody was so much the same. Sausalito, filled with character and characters, is anything but! City Manager A few weeks back I had the opportunity to attend a get together… Continue reading

A Really Interesting Day

Last weekend, while roaming around the headlands, we stopped by the visitors’ center (which is the Instagram that looks like a church) to get a map of the enormous Golden Gate National Recreation Area park. Sarah was working at the help desk. She happens to be a park ranger who has as one of her many responsibilities recruiting volunteers. She… Continue reading

Romping Around the Headlands

Today we walked almost 5 miles around the Marin Headlands, 65,000 acres of undisturbed coastal headlands along the Pacific Ocean. In the 1960s, a developer purchased a significant plot of this land to develop it into subdivisions. Fortunately, his efforts were stopped, and the area is today part of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. It’s simply stunning! While we… Continue reading

Update on Chloé, Our Nissan Leaf

Chloé, our all electric car, has now topped 1,000 miles. Yep, that’s 1,000 miles without any gasoline. (Put another way, that’s easily over $100 I haven’t given to the evil oil empire.) Driving it here in Sausalito has been an adjustment because this area has some serious hills. (Since I was raised in Florida, I think of them as mountains!)… Continue reading

Fog Yields New Discoveries

I am really into the intense fog of the north bay area! Today I shot this photo* at Fort Baker, under the Golden Gate Bridge. The fog was just gushing over the hill top and over the bridge. I just can’t wait to do a time lapse of fog. On the way to the ferry this morning, I noticed something… Continue reading