Mr. Chufi the cat was put to sleep 4/30/2013 after fighting kidney disease for 14 months. He will be missed. He was incredibly friendly, knew how to shake his paw for treats, loved to be around people, walked on a leash when he lived in SF, generally adorable. Like many cats he was also a student of the ancient cat art of sleeping in funny ways and climbing into boxes that were too small. Here are a few photos from over the last 8 years.
I ended up hiking up White Hill by accident. I was just going for a quick hike behind the house to find a spot to read – but it was too windy for that, so I just kept going trying to find the various little Marin Open Space access paths through bits of residential that gets one into the giant open space to the west of me. Definitely succeeded, and ended up going right up to the top. Not real sure on the distance but maybe 6 miles? 1200′ feet up.
I almost never do video, but it was really the only way to convey the super windiness at the top. Can’t even hear me saying “Wooo” over the wind!
Managed to hit Drakes Estero in Point Reyes right at low tide, bit muddy. Then 15 minutes in, the 30% chance of rain became 100% – and the idea of intermittent showers was blown away as the system seemed to park itself over us and hit us with continual rain and wind. The low tide did provide access to a lovely overhang of bushes where we were somewhat out of the rain for lunch, bonus! Definitely an experience that made us feel we earned the evenings hot tub time.
Went to Point Reyes and hiked out to Tomalas Bay Point through the Elk Reserve. Quite the classicly cold foggy windy summer day for the area, and lots of elk. The trail is quite popular and I saw tons of people as well – the elk don’t seem to care.