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Beth Kattleman wrote,

“I went on a hike to Bowling Ball Beach with my friend, Margaret Lindgren, owner of Unbeaten Path Hiking Tours. It was Marg who pointed out this beautiful patch of Coast Buckwheat just we entered the beach from the north side.

“It was a gorgeous morning – calm sea, low tide, and puffs of lingering fog. Marg also pointed out the sandstone concretions and other geomorphic marvels as we walked the length of Bowling Ball, while she also identified the various Seaweeds that were scattered on the rocky shore.

“I’m lucky to have such a knowledgeable friend! We then hiked the bluff trail between Bowling Ball and Moat Creek, and saw a handsome Osprey perched on a precipice!”

Bowling Ball Beach is found at Schooner Gulch State Park. To learn more about one of my favorite State Parks, here is the link: https://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=446

And to learn more about Margaret's Unbeaten Path Hiking Tours, here is the link to her website:


Thanks to Beth for allowing me to share her photos with you here.

The two pair of Peregrine's who nested in southern Mendocino county returned to the same spots again this year. In the first photo is the nest with two chicks. Craig Tooley went out with his long lens to get these photos and a short video.

Here's Craig's video:

And Margaret Lindgren photographed the other nest with her cell phone camera. The nest has FOUR chicks.

Thanks to Craig and Margaret for allowing me to share their photos and video with you here. To see much more of Craig's nature photography, here is his website:  www.ruffimage.com

And to learn about Margaret's fabulous hiking tours here on the Mendonoma coast, here is the link to her website: http://www.unbeatenpathtours.com/

We got 1.02 inches of rain from the late season storm early yesterday. Everything got a nice soaking!

Margaret Lindgren, owner of Unbeaten Path Tours, was on a tour at Salt Point State Park, one of my favorite parks. Look at the beautiful waterfall she found near the south end of the park.

She found several creeks too.

Winter is a wonderful time to be on the Mendonoma Coast.

Thanks to Margaret for allowing me to share her photos with you here. To learn more about Margaret's fascinating and educational tours, here is her website: http://www.unbeatenpathtours.com/

I can personally vouch for her tours - I learned a lot from her while having a fun hike.

Rain coming back tomorrow. The waterfalls will be pumped up, for sure!

We are proud of the Point Arena Lighthouse. It's 115 feet tall, gleaming white, a sentinel to the past when ships needed its light to guide their way. Craig Tooley took this photo from an airplane.

Aerial view of the Point Arena Lighthouse by Craig TooleyCoast photographers, and visiting photographers too, have had a long love affair with this beautiful spot. Judy Woudenberg captured this photo.

The Point Arena Lighthouse by Judy WoudenbergHere is information about the National Lighthouse Day this Sunday, August 7th. And it's free!

The Point Arena Lighthouse will celebrate National Lighthouse Day on Sunday, August 7 from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  All visitors will enjoy free admission to the Grounds, Museum and Tower Tours.  Wind, weather and emergencies permitting this great day will also feature the Berkeley Kite Wranglers flying their amazing kites over the grounds and a static display of a Coast Guard Rescue Helicopter!  Guests can also purchase award-winning clam chowder from the River Grill, and finish it off with Lighthouse Keepers Strawberry Shortcake and home baked brownies.  

More information is available by calling the Lighthouse at 877-725-4448 or 707-882-2809. And at: http://pointarenalighthouse.com/

The kites filling the air are wonderful to behold. Photos below taken by Margaret Lindgren.

Kites fill the air by Margaret Lindgren

Octopus Kites by Margaret Lindgren (Medium)Thanks to Craig, Judy, and Margaret for allowing me to share their photos with you here.


Margaret Lindgren, who owns Unbeaten Path Tours, recently led a tour out on the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands at low tide. Here are three photos of the beautiful scenery, and the Point Arena Lighthouse in the distance.

Low tide at the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands by Margaret LindgrenThe bluffs at the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands by Margaret LindgrenThe arched rocks at the Point Arena-Stornetta Lands by Margaret LindgrenThis Saturday, August 6th, there is a special event at the Lands:

3rd Annual Discover the Coast

The Friends of Point Arena-Stornetta Lands, the Point Arena Lighthouse Keepers and the Bureau of Land Management invites you to the 3rd Annual Discover the Coast, on Saturday August 6, from 10am to 2pm at Point Arena City Hall, from 10am to 4pm at the Point Arena Lighthouse, and a screening of the documentary “Dancing Salmon Home” at 6pm at the Coast Community Library.

Enjoy a day of discovery at the Point Arena - Stornetta Unit of the California Coastal National Monument, the Mendocino College Field Station and the Point Arena Lighthouse. Explore the Discovery Trail, exhibits and food booths.   Free admission, parking and shuttle.

To learn more about Saturday's event, here's the Friends of the Lands website: http://pointarenastornetta.org/

Thanks to Margaret for allowing me to share her photos with you here. To visit her website, here is the link: http://www.unbeatenpathtours.com/index.html