Archive for May, 2008
You Mon Tsang May 30th, 2008
Much of the West Marin and Point Reyes area is accessible only by car, but if you want to hang out at Stinson Beach, Bolinas, Point Reyes Station, or hike in and out of the Bear Valley Visitor’s Center, you have another option.
As of this writing, the West Marin Stagecoach has daily service (4-5 roundtrips) from San Rafael and Marin City to West Marin. Fares are $2 for Adults and $1 for those under 18 or over 65.
You Mon Tsang May 28th, 2008
Twice a year, anyone can fish without a license in California. It’s an easy and hassle-free way to give fishing a try. This year, the days are June 7 and Sept 27.
From the CA Dept of Fish and Game web site:
The Department of Fish and Game offers two Free Fishing Days each year. On these days, you can fish without having to buy a sport fishing license. Free Fishing Days provide a great, low-cost way to give fishing a try. Some Department offices offer a Fishing in the City program where you can go fishing in the middle of major metropolitan areas, perhaps just a few blocks from your home. Fishing in the City and free fishing day clinics are designed to educate people just like you about fish habits, proven methods of catching fish, and tackle you’ll need. You can even learn how to clean and prepare your catch so you can enjoy it for dinner that night.
More at the CA Department of Fish & Game.
You Mon Tsang May 27th, 2008
The Point Reyes area is such a magical place that you can find many many lovely descriptions of personal trips to the area. I ran across Automobile Magazine’s review of a new BMW and they ran the car up the West Marin. Here’s what they said:
To a native East Coaster used to seeing endless miles of tourist traps along the flat, visually uninteresting Atlantic shoreline, the Pacific Coast might as well be a DalÃ painting. It is an improbable convergence of impossible geography: cows graze in flat meadows that end at the sea like infinity pools; wide-open hillsides become so steep you wouldn’t be able to stand on them; building-sized rocks jut proudly out of the water. And the road? Were it not for the several-hundred-foot drop into the cold water below, Route 1 could be a competition road course – a would-be racetrack with a stunningly picturesque backdrop, that is.
Photo source: Automobile Magazine