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Channel Islands – July 2011 – Day 2

September 27th, 2014 by

Today we went and picked up our new canoe! We learned the art of actually tying it to the car, and went out paddling for a few miles. We saw some ducks, swans, a turtle, and some powerboats, and also some nice fall colors, so a totally legitimate breakin ride , I would say. But….somehow we now have to *travel back in time*, to the second day of our time in the Channel Islands, in which there was walking, and foxes!

I am sure there is a view right…over…there

Onwards, and, today, some Upwards

Channel Islands – July 2011 – Part the First

September 20th, 2014 by

Summer is mostly over – today is a great weather day, but the leaves are turning, you know? At least compared to LA, it makes all the apple / corn / pumpkin stuff make a bit more logical sense 🙂 Anyway, I got a little bit of teasing about writing these up so many years later, but they’re as much for me as for anyone else, so no skin off my back. Summer 2011 was really nicely outdoorsy, so here we have another bit of it – the first day of our trip to the Channel Islands.

Nathan and I had been trying to get out to the Channel Islands for some time (well, we’d each been wanting to go, and then when we fell in together, it wasn’t like the desire fell by the wayside : ) we invited some other people, had some interest from other people, and then had that not work out, so, to hades with that, we were going! We planned and booked the trip, heading out for a four-day weekend, from July 29-August 1, to Santa Rosa Island on the Channel Islands National Park. We walked around, saw island foxes, and lots of other things, and had a good time.

The good ship Tole Mour!

To the trip!

Arroyo Seco Gabrielino Trail to Brown Canyon Dam – July 16, 2011

September 7th, 2014 by

Totally presumed that we would have some down time to relax after the wedding. So far, that hasn’t happened. Mostly good stuff though – some house stuff done, a karate belt test, work (well, that’s been a… mixed bag), and then another upcoming wedding this weekend, and then a few days in Cambridge and then almost a whole month at home! Anyway!

Three long summers ago, I went on a nice walk up the Arroyo Seco with Joe, and we ended up at the Brown Canyon Dam, which I’d never seen before. We were mostly out to take photos and get some fresh air, and I would have to say I think we succeeded on both fronts.

It was a really beautiful day out

To the rest!