Far West Fest

2011 details: July 16, 2011! Head out to Far West Fest!  This day, voted Best Music Festival in Marin, benefits Community Radio KWMR and the Love Field Open Space — both beloved West Marin institutions. The Far West, in its fifth year, expects 2,000 attendees in 2009. It is a GREEN event with 100% recycling/ zero-waste,…



Great Photos and Videos of Point Reyes

If you find yourself wanting to know about Point Reyes or if you miss it and want to revisit it virtually, take a look at the work of Emmanuel Rondeau.  Below is a video and here’s a link to his portfolio of Point Reyes photos.



Whale Watching at Point Reyes: Good Overview

Marin Mommies has a good overview of whale watching at Point Reyes: Probably the best place to see the whale migration is at the Point Reyes Lighthouse, since it’s at the point where the Point Reyes Peninsula juts farthest into the Pacific Ocean. Chimney Rock, on the opposite side of the ridge from the lighthouse,…



Mid July at Point Reyes

Wonderful time to be outside; here’s the latest from the National Park Service on Point Reyes: The treasure of the day being turned into Bear Valley Visitor center is shed snake skins, mostly from gopher snakes. Unlike other critters, snakes shed their whole skin in one continuous piece; it helps remove bacteria and parasites. They…



Point Reyes – Fourth of July

The July 4th weekend is a great time to come to the Point Reyes area.  The Point Reyes weather is generally more comfortable than the rest of the Bay Area.  The food in the area is fresh as the local farms are producing their bounty.  And, if you are interested, there are many local events…



Photographer’s View of Point Reyes

Photographer Alex Lim uses Point Reyes as a backdrop.  Take a look if you want to be reminded on how gorgeous Point Reyes is.



Open Studios At Point Reyes: Memorial Day Weekend

Open Studios is here again. Combine a trip to the beach with a visit to one of the many local studios in the area. Some information from the official web site. Point Reyes Open Studios (PROS) invites art lovers from around the Bay Area to tour the studios of nineteen West Marin artists Memorial Day…



More Signs of Spring!

The latest from the National Park Service: The truest sign of spring at Bear Valley is the return of the gopher eating Great Blue Heron wandering the fields behind the visitor center! Wildflowers are here: fields of deep purple blue iris at Chimney Rock and the Estero Trail; yellow bush lupine beginning at the Lighthouse…



The Smell of Spring: Wildflowers, Deer, Whales?

Here’s the latest happenings inside the Park: Where are the Whales? Speculation continues that whales stayed feeding longer in the Arctic seas and delayed the annual migration south – delaying the return north. Sightings at the lighthouse continue to be sparse; high spring winds also contribute to limited opportunities to view whales. Wildflowers blooming, plenty…



Seal Pups

The latest from the National Park Service: The annual seal protection measures begin on Monday, March 1st as harbor seal pupping begins. Drakes Estero closes to boating as does South Blue Gums Beach on Tomales Bay. Harbor seals, silvery in color and much smaller than elephant seals, will begin returning to the protected coves along…