Lake Serene birthday hike

May 16, 2014

For my birthday this year I decided I needed to get away from the normal activities (including sailing) and back out to my roots. I used to hike at least twice a month but it has been a long time since I have hiked last. My buddy Rich and his two dogs, Peter Parker and

Dahlias – this is my father

August 4, 2013

In the ’90s my father started down a maniacal path leading into the vortex of the dahlia world and eventual world recognition. Humbly starting with just a few dahlias, over the next few years my father amassed enough dahlias as a hobby that it became a drain on the family financially. Faced with finding a

Crystal Cove, my new favorite beach

February 26, 2012

Crystal Cove is in Orange County, California. I saw it a couple times driving past and decided it needed further investigation. This beach is away from all commercial areas and has no parking lot near it. There is a one mile hike to get it. The sand feels good and the ocean is a gorgeous