Explorations of trips to find beauty and intrigue in the natural world.

Hiking to My Heart’s Desire

A hike to majestic Heart’s Desire Beach on Tomales Bay yields an unexpected wonder.

Blind Date: Siberia

Relationships emerge in the oddest places; this one outside of Irkutsk, Russia in a village on the largest and most lovely fresh-water lake in the world: Lake Baikal, known as the pearl of Siberia.