Friday, August 25, 2006

Birthday dinner with Jess and Sergio in Graton


Sergio and Jessica took me out for a birthday dinner. We're at "Underwood Bar and Bistro" in beautiful downtown Graton, California.



Shot from the fence



Proud pop


Sergio serves up olive oil and vinegar



Jess, caught by the camera

Saturday, August 19, 2006

A visit from Kiwi Alan "Toddy" Todd


Alan "Toddy" Todd from Dunedin, New Zealand (South Island). We crossed paths in Hyder, Alaska and Dawson City, Yukon. Toddy came to visit me in Santa Rosa.



Getting Toddy's bike cleaned up for the trip home to New Zealand



Sharon "Frisco Native" Kizziah joined Toddy and I for a morning coffee and ride north of the Golden Gate



Admiring Toddy's now-sparkling Suzuki




Visiting with Jeff Weiss and Sharon Kizziah in San Francisco. I met Jeff and Sharon at the Adventure Rally last year, where I kept them awake with my snoring. (Remember the photos of the tent, first among a group of tents, then later isolated on its own?)



At Sharon and Jeff's place


Monday, August 14, 2006

Hiking in the Mount Burdell Open Space Preserve with the Clevelands


Hiking with good friends Cooper, Heather and Mike Cleveland



Cooper gets a ride on Dad's shoulders



The Cleveland gang, with "Luna" added

Thursday, August 10, 2006



As promised, Kelsey Kuhn (of "La Casa de Don David" fame) poses before a treasure of Swiss chocolates. You can follow Kelsey's travels in Switzerland here: Link

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Clam-digging on Washington's Whidbey Island


At low tide, I'm off with Drew and his friend, Elliott to find clams



Elliott points to the siphon vent of a horse clam







It's always about whose is bigger



Worthy of only filling in the holes left by Drew, Elliott cowtows and returns the shovel to his master's hands



After digging up his limit of seven, Drew proceeds to clean the horse clams



Yuck



Small hermit crabs live symbiotically inside the horse clam's shell




Alex arrives with his friend Christina, from Dortmund, Germany



Nice hair, Alex!




Alex and Christina had driven for about the last 24 hours, finally arriving this morning on an early ferry




A Great Blue Heron skims the water beyond Drew



As the tide rolled in, Drew turned his search to crabs. This was the only one he found.



Take it from Careless Constipeda, "don't be a loser"

Monday, August 07, 2006

Deception Pass State Park, Whidbey Island, Washington


A visit to the doctor in Oak Harbor reveals the REAL reason for the road trip: lunch at Agave Mexican restaurant. It's clear to see, as a photographer, I get no respect.



Walking the bluffs at Deception Pass State Park




The bridge at Deception Pass, Whidbey Island, Washington



From the bridge high over Deception Pass, the view westward



Showdown at Deception Pass. This Canon-slinger fires off-the-mark and too late to stop our hero.

Friday, August 04, 2006

A visit to Port Townsend, Washington


City on wheels



Drew and Susan on the ferry to Port Townsend



The Family Patriarch (God save us.)



Really, he's beyond hope...



Drew and Susan with their good friends Bob and Janet. The term "cooperation" never occurs to Drew.



Looking out across the Strait of Juan de Fuca toward Whidbey Island's Ebey State Park



Relaxing in Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, Washington



Aboard the Washington State Ferry "Klickitat", as it pulls out of Port Townsend

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Alana takes possession of her new Prelude!


After a fabulous dinner, Drew chats with Chef Gordon



In a continuing effort to eat my way across the country: this work of culinary art is at Gordon's Restaurant in Freeland, Whidbey Island, Washington.



Susan and Alana at Gordon's



Alana takes possession of her new car



The other end of the road, Langley, Washington



And the reverse angle...



Nearing the end of the line, the ferry about to dock at Whidbey Island, Washington