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The Birds: Zmudowski State Beach

The Birds: Zmudowski State Beach

I took advantage of the late summer light last week and squeezed a little more into a day that would have normally ended when I packed up and left my desk at the UCSC Extension in Santa Clara. I decided to take my life in my hands and head over Hwy 17 into Santa Cruz...
Rocks and Rollers, Soberanes Point

Rocks and Rollers, Soberanes Point

Note: (January 2018) This part of Garrapata State Park (west of Hwy 1) is open, but because of the 2016 Soberanes fire, the park remains closed on the east side of Hwy 1.  Check here for the latest information about all of the parks and trails along the Big Sur area....
Phil’s Fish Market

Phil’s Fish Market

On any trip up Hwy 1 that takes us past Moss Landing, or even close, we are compelled to take a slight detour toward the beach and harbor, and stop in at Phil’s Fish Market to tank up on some local catch, and maybe a little local color. Phil’s is a bit of a local...