Monday, 31 December 2012

California (Trip # 8) December 2012

Spent a few days exploring state parks on the drive from San Francisco to Fresno where we are spending Christmas.

California coastline view south of San Francisco.

Warning sign on a roadside restroom.

Banana slug in Butano State Park.

Ensatina in Butano State Park.

Shorebirds on Pacific coast of Año Nuevo SP.

Silver dollar seashell at Año Nuevo SP.

Peacock at Casa de Fruta along Pacheco Pass Highway near Gilroy.

Trail through the foothills of Pacheco State Park near Los Banos.

Elk in the distance at Pacheco SP.

Wind turbine at Pacheco SP - not sure what the fuss is about them in Ontario!

Barn on the way in to Fresno.

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Fort Walton Beach, FL (Trip # 7) November 2012

First time I have ever been to Florida!  Looking forward to escaping what I think is the worst month of the year in southern Ontario - days are getting shorter, cool, rainy, and little sunlight.  Driving down through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Georgia to the Florida panhandle.  Renting a 1st floor condo, right on the beach.  Doggie daycare and dog park nearby. and lots to - kayaking, biking, hiking, outlet mall, beachcombing, even our first senior discount at the movies!

Again, too many pictures to post here, so a short youtube video with music at the link below:

Dolphin sighting while kayaking along Intercoastal Waterway near Peach Creek.