Sunset over rolling valley mists in California, on the way to camping at Pinnacles National Monument. That night was beautifully balmy and we slept with the fly off our tent to let the stars shine through and the warm air flow.
While on the Sunshine Coast with our buddhist buddy John, we were invited to go along to Chenrezig Institute – a Tibetan Buddhist Retreat Centre. After a great lunch at the Big Love Cafe we walked throughout the grounds and … Continued
Overlooking the San Simeon valley off the California coastal road Highway 1, sprawls publishing magnate William Randolph Hearst’s grand estate, Hearst Castle. Easily mistaken for a royal castle, Hearst’s lifelong ‘project house’ of 165 rooms was intended to be a … Continued
California has mystified me. On the coast it’s relatively cool, and the ocean mist a daily visitor. Yet when we drive even half an hour inland, the sun shines bright and it feels like the California summer I imagined. Here … Continued
We’re driving through Tioga Pass on our way out of Yosemite National Park. Storm clouds are billowing bigger by the second and thunder booms overhead. Smoke from the wildfire burning south in the park adds another layer of haze to … Continued
For 7 nights, we have called Yosemite National Park and our 3 person tent ‘home’. We’ve woken to the sounds of fellow campers gathering their breakfast from the noisy bear food lockers, or the click clack of tent poles being … Continued
I don’t know about you, but seeing some of the biggest trees on earth in Yosemite National Park is quite an attraction. Near the Wawona entrance of Yosemite National Park lies Mariposa Grove, a scattered group of huge Sequoias. Although they’re … Continued
Camping in Yosemite National Park has opened up my mind to how some of our amazing geology on earth is formed. One of the peaks in this shot at Glacier Point was covered in over 1000 feet of glacier once … Continued