Seal Baseline

Another moment from one of our hikes on the southwest beaches of the Point Reyes National Seashore. We walked out to the estero between Drake’s Beach and Limantour, and the only other people we saw were volunteers who were there counting any dead animals on the beach. The day before, they told us, they’d been…

Read More

Wind Barriers

Walking on Limantour Beach in Marin County, California, we had to make our way against major headwinds. Small groups of ankle-high bluffs dotted the long beach. They were clumps of knotted dry seaweed which prevented the sand from being blown smooth and flat, an unexpected illustration of the relationship between vegetation, sand, and erosion, reflecting…

Read More