Whale Watching, Point Reyes (again) and Clear Lake

Monday, May 23Today we visited the Cesar Chavez National Monument. It was a very educational self-guided tour. We learned how Cesar, his wife, Helen, Dolores Huerta and Larry Itliong worked together to improve the working conditions and pay of farm laborers. “During the 1970s the United Farm Workers of America (UFW) grew and expanded from…

Point Reyes and Points South

Thursday, May 19We were up at 4:30 to drive out to Point Reyes National Seashore and meet our guide, Daniel Detrich, owner of Point Reyes Safaris for a full day of wildlife tracking and photography. We met at 6:00 on the periphery of the park. We talked about our goals for the trip and then…

Going Back to California

Saturday, May 14After arriving in the Denver area we set about visiting several NWRs and other locations. First up was Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR where we drove the eleven-mile wildlife drive, and got out and walked around a large pond. At this pond we saw our very first canvasback and then another first, a western…