01/13/15 - Tuesday at 01:51pm
11:35am - There is a macaw that is in the eucalyptus trees near the "sand castle" (by the senior housing in Point Reyes Station). The hawks are going after it. (thx RH)
01/12/15 - Monday at 09:51am
7:45am - Heavy, heavy fog this morning. Drive very carefully, plan for delays.
01/09/15 - Friday at 06:41pm
On a lighter note, I spotted this guy frollicking in the waves today out at North Beach in Point Reyes. Whales all over the place. And that's not a small whale, that's a big wave, be careful if you head out there.
01/09/15 - Friday at 04:58pm
Just in case you live way out in the woods and haven't heard this yet. The Golden Gate Bridge will be closed from midnight Friday night (tonight) until Monday at 4am. They're installing this nifty new moveable safety barrier and eliminating those brave dudes who drop the yellow cones in the holes. Kind of sad if you ask me. But hopefully safer for everyone.http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/
01/09/15 - Friday at 12:53pm
10:46am - Haven't heard official word yet, but it sounds like the Pygmy Sperm whale that they found on a beach in Point Reyes yesterday isn't going to make it. Apparently he was a juveline, poor little guy. This picture is from KGO via SFGate.http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/
01/09/15 - Friday at 10:35am
Press Democrat has a story today about the challenges of cleaning up the now defunct Drake's Bay Oyster Farm: "Ben Becker, the national seashore’s marine ecologist, said he saw several hundred oyster strings on two wooden oyster growing racks during a snorkeling survey conducted from a 12-foot outboard motor boat this week, when the videos were taken."http://www.pressdemocrat.com/n
01/08/15 - Thursday at 10:04pm
"A pygmy sperm whale beached itself in the Point Reyes National Seashore on Thursday afternoon, according to the Marine Mammal Center. The 5- to 6-foot whale was alive at some point after it stranded, but its body was bloodied and it was unclear if the animal would survive." Please be respectful and leave it in peace so that scientists can examine it and learn what happened. A beautiful creature, very sad.http://www.marinij.com/marinne
01/07/15 - Wednesday at 09:10pm
Surfer’s ring, lost on Bolinas beach in 1979, returned after 35 years. Remember, there's always hope...http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/
01/07/15 - Wednesday at 11:05am
"Biologists who monitor the seal population recently spotted the first pup of the season born on the beach at Point Reyes. Most pups are born in January, and initially are about 3 to 4 feet long and weigh about 60 pounds. "http://www.marinij.com/marinne
Photo by Kent Porter at the Press Democrat:http://www.pressdemocrat.com/g
01/06/15 - Tuesday at 06:59pm
Point Reyes officially entered Spanish maps on January 6, 1603 when Sebastian Vizcaino sighted the headlands on the Roman Catholic feast day of the three wise men. Following Spanish tradition, the headlands were named after these religious figures: "la Punta de los Reyes" or the Point of the Kings. (thx EP).http://www.nps.gov/pore/histor
01/06/15 - Tuesday at 06:59pm
A digital camera in black bag was lost on or around the Kehoe trail or parking lot Sunday, January 4th. Reward offered. If you've seen it or know anything about it, please leave a comment below. Thanks. (LL)
01/06/15 - Tuesday at 02:44pm
West Marin Mosquito Council meeting tonight. 7pm. Bolinas firehouse. Please attend to show the district that West Marin citizens still strongly support LOW toxic protocols for mosquito control. http://westmarincitizen.com/an
01/05/15 - Monday at 05:16pm
Interesting way to memorialize your very special day. At The Old Western Saloon on the bar. Love the guy sitting on the stool. Maybe this was all Ken Fulk's idea. Photo by B.J. Martin.https://twitter.com/bjmartin/s
01/04/15 - Sunday at 07:06pm
Full moon rising! Look for it! "The January 2015 full moon is the first full moon after the December 21 solstice. In North America, we often this full moon the Wolf Moon, Old Moon or Moon After Yule. Astronomically speaking, the moon is full at the moment that it’s most opposite the sun in its orbit (180 from the sun in celestial or ecliptic longitude). For general reference, however, we can say the moon is full all night tonight, lighting up the nighttime from dusk until dawn." This picture is the same moon, tonight, in Italy.http://earthsky.org/tonight/ja
01/04/15 - Sunday at 02:04pm
Here's some inspiration for the New Year. A great post about how Colin Carpenter built this gorgeous, completely off-the-grid house in Inverness a few years ago. Living the dream.http://tinyhouseblog.com/tiny-
Maybe Ken Fulk and Hidden Dragon should take some notes...
01/02/15 - Friday at 11:28pm
Hadn't dawned on me that people might even try: "Point Reyes Visitors Warned Against Collecting Shellfish At Closed Drakes Bay Oyster Farm Site"http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.c
The company plans to hold one last party to thank those who have supported them over the years. The potluck, which is open to the public, will take place Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Point Reyes Station’s Green Barn, at 540 Mesa Road.
01/02/15 - Friday at 09:46am
New Year's Resolution: Where is the one place in West Marin you haven't been to in awhile (or ever) and are going to get to this year?
You could start here, what is the name of this spot?
Photo by Steve Bratman:http://www.flickr.com/photos/d
12/31/14 - Wednesday at 09:40am
Comet Lovejoy will be the first naked eye comet of 2015, so check it out tonight when you're celebrating New Year's Eve, the green glow is amazing.http://www.slate.com/blogs/bad
12/29/14 - Monday at 09:21pm
WIND ALERT: NWS has issued a wind alert from 7am Tuesday to 12pm on Wednesday. "A fast moving...Cold...And dry storm system will sweep through the area late tonight and tuesday morning. Strong and gusty north to northeast winds will develop beginning tuesday morning through midday wednesday. Strongest winds are expected in the hills of the north and east bay. The time period of strongest winds will be between late tuesday afternoon and late tuesday night. Winds will gradually subside on wednesday."
Plan accordingly, be safe.http://forecast.weather.gov/ww
12/29/14 - Monday at 12:43pm
So did anyone go? How was it? Star power in Point Reyes...
12/29/14 - Monday at 09:38am
7:28am - Intense fog going over the hill and CHP at the reservoir. Drive safe! And it's a spare the air day...
12/28/14 - Sunday at 01:14pm
12/28/14 - Sunday at 10:11am
Shaping up to be another epic day in Point Reyes. (Who sees the flying cloud bird?)
12/27/14 - Saturday at 08:03pm
They said there were whales, and there were whales. We got to the Point Reyes Lighthouse around 8:30am and saw 11 whales in about an hour. Perfect whale watching weather right now.
12/27/14 - Saturday at 09:50am
95 #whales seen from the Point Reyes Lighthouse yesterday! Better watching conditions today...maybe we'll see a hundred! - via Point Reyes NPS
12/26/14 - Friday at 09:49pm
7:31pm - A couple of police cars just flew up Route One heading towards Marshall. Sounds like there may be a high speed chase in progress. Anyone see them go by?
12/26/14 - Friday at 08:04pm
A gorgeous sunset out at Limantour Beach caps off a beautiful day in Point Reyes.
12/26/14 - Friday at 02:33pm
Sounds like 'Hidden Dragon' might pale in comparison to what Ken Fulk is bringing to town: "Fulk is creating a summer compound in Inverness for philanthropists Alexis and Trevor Traina, with an old-time fishing-camp theme. “He imagines design like an Old World theater director,” Alexis Traina said, “where every single detail is a rich, sensory experience that tells a piece of a great story hatched by Ken and his clients.”"http://www.sfgate.com/style/ar
12/26/14 - Friday at 02:33pm
12:18pm - "Traffic is now open both directions on Lucas Valley Rd after tree took out power lines Wednesday." Phew, hopefully that's the last post about that.
12/26/14 - Friday at 11:32am
9:28am - Repair crews still hanging power lines along Lucas Valley Road near Skywalker Ranch in #MarinCounty. Road remains closed to all but locals. - @maringov
12/25/14 - Thursday at 05:36pm
3:33pm - Early indication: it will be midnight before Lucas Valley Road is fully reopened. @CHPMarin could open a single lane sooner.
12/25/14 - Thursday at 04:06pm
As of four hours ago, Lucas Valley Road still closed, anyone have any updated info? "Lucas Valley Road remains closed this morning because of downed power lines. Trees have been removed. Waiting on @PGE4Me." - @maringov
12/25/14 - Thursday at 10:34am
Jack Frost was in Point Reyes and Inverness this morning. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!