Monterey in the Rain

It had been stormy all day, and finally around sunset there seemed to be a break in the weather. Mid-walk, the weather blew back in and I got caught in the rain. Fortunately I didn’t get soaked for nothing; I was treated to a beautiful twilight display.

Cats Fish

Getting Snuggles This is Little Shit. Yes, that’s her name. She is the resident cat on board the Capt John, a commercial fishing trawler based out of Moss Landing, California. She lives on board the boat in an effort to ward off mice, a centuries old tradition which apparently doesn’t work too well if your…

Stand Up Paddle Boarding and Ano Nuevo State Reserve

Yesterday I tried stand up paddle boarding for the first time. I’ve been wanting to try it since I moved to Monterey – and almost exactly a year later I finally get on one. The weather had been so nice here this last week (in the 80s!) that my boyfriend and I decided we should…

East Molera Trail

The East Molera Trail is, you guessed it, on the Eastern side of highway 1 in Andrew Molera State Park. It’s much less used than the more popular Beach and Creamery Meadow Trails, but the view is one of the best in Big Sur. The hike is only about 1 mile up to the top…