"For me, running is a great way to jump-start my day, boost my energy, and have a few minutes to plan and prioritize my schedule."-- Michael Dell
Oh, what a beautiful morning! Did that get you to singing? Not the purpose, it was just that kind of morning. We checked out the new section of the Coastal Trail today. It was just the north half of the old mill property, as it hasn't been linked to the south half yet. They will eventually meet in the middle at Soldier Bay (?) or Fort Bragg Landing (?) or at the City Water Treatment Plant, your choice of names. It is already a beautiful trail and will be so much better when it goes all the way from Noyo to Pudding Creek.
|view from Coastal Trail, R. Thornburn photo|
It was 50 degrees this morning, with calm and clear blue skies. The large surf of the past couple of days has gone down but still remained beautiful.
|Pudding Creek Trestle, J. Loomis photo|
It was really nice to have four new people today. They are friends of Katie and Melissa and I hope they will return (they are runners!!!!). Well, at least two of them are runners, Lisa and Tabi. Along for a free ride (in the baby jogger) were Linnaea and Zavier. Thanks to all six of you!
|Odd Couple, J. Loomis photo|
Others present today: Chuck, Charlene, Caroline, Richard, Joel, Cheryl, Laura, Cyd, John, Nancy T., Roger, Geri, Nancy B., Rick, Deb, Sam, Toni, Joe, Gay, Mark, Suzanne, Henry, Donna, Nancy and Tom (31).
|Turkey vultures, J. Loomis photo|
NEXT SUNDAY, FEB. 1ST @ 8:00 A.M.: RUSSIAN GULCH STATE PARK, see "Our Routes" above. I asked John to choose the venue because I will have to be on the computer at 8:00, trying to reserve a campsite with ReserveAmerica but I hope to see you all at breakfast after the run/walk.
EVERY TUESDAY @ 7:00 A.M.: RUSSIAN GULCH STATE PARK, beginning on Point Cabrillo Drive, 1/10 of a mile north of its south end.
EVERY THURSDAY @ 7:00 A.M.: VAN DAMME STATE PARK, beginning at the beach.