Sonoma County days…

I’m still visiting friends. Yesterday I met up with some of my fellow students from my university days. We had a good time and a good lunch.  Here they are, from left to right: Mark, Janet, Ranger and Diana.

Sebastopol-my college classmates

And today Mark and I went on an eight-mile hike along the Kortum Trail in the Sonoma Coast State Beaches park. Here we are with the rock-lined coast in the background:

Mark and John

To give you a better idea of this rugged coastline:

Sandy beach, rocky coastline

Rocky coastline closeup

August is hardly the month for wildflowers, but along the way we did see quite a few:

Blue chrysanthemums Yellow daisies

Purple with mint-like leaves Thistle blossoms

Yellow trumpets White flowers

And some that may not qualify as wild, but there they were:

Naked ladies Orange flowers


The days go by and I’m anxious to get out on the road, but first I still have more friends to see and places to visit here in California.  And I have work to do, too. Yes, I’ve brought articles to translate and papers to correct.  More about that later, much later. One more day here in Sonoma and then I’m off to Mendocino.

3 thoughts on “Sonoma County days…

  1. It doesn’t look like it’s very hot over there – you’re wearing jeans for your hike. Here in the south of France, now we are north of Draguignan, it’s hot during the day but cool at night. It’s nice to see pictures of your friends that we have heard of before.


    • Hi, Donna. No, it wasn’t very hot; it never is along the north coast. Usually around 17 or 18 °C. But that day I would nevertheless have done well to wear shorts. Now I’m in Redding where it was 37 °C today. That’s California for you.


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