Hikes

A Beautiful Beacon: Point Bonita Lighthouse

Nestled among the golden rolling hills of the Marin Headlands,¬†Point Bonita Lighthouse, the last manned lighthouse on the Pacific Coast, continues its stalwart mission to guide ships to safe passage in the Golden Gate straits. Before heading to the lighthouse trailhead, we took a short side trip to Battery Mendell in Fort Barry. Now a… Continue reading A Beautiful Beacon: Point Bonita Lighthouse

Bugs · Hikes

Triple Threat Trail: Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve

Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve in the Tiburon Peninsula is a triple threat of Bay Area trails, providing superb 360-degree views of the bay, rich geologic and Native American history, and a display of rare, native wildflowers. While its name suggests otherwise, this preserve has nothing to do with Frodo’s quest to destroy the One… Continue reading Triple Threat Trail: Ring Mountain Open Space Preserve

Food

Seven Days of Sourdough – Day 7: Traditional Sourdough Bread

The day has come! The final bake: sourdough bread. After a week of yummy treats, I was eager to get on to the main attraction. Cultures for Health’s Traditional Sourdough Bread, complete with a video tutorial, seemed like a good place to start. After the franken-caccia debacle, I tried to be especially careful with how… Continue reading Seven Days of Sourdough – Day 7: Traditional Sourdough Bread

Astronomy · Getaways

Summer Solstice, Strawberry Moon in a Fairytale Castle

Once upon a time, on the longest day of the year, villagers gathered in a fairytale castle for a labyrinth moonwalk to renew their spirits under the glow of a full strawberry moon. That time was yesterday, the village was San Anselmo, and the setting was Geneva Terrace at the San Francisco Theological Seminary. In… Continue reading Summer Solstice, Strawberry Moon in a Fairytale Castle