Author Archives: kristin5683

Back Off: What you’re doing is banned by the Marine Mammal Protection Act

This morning during my 8am class, I went to the Elkhorn Slough otter cam set up by and Animal Planet. The students are entertained, or at least act like they are, to stop working for a bit and take … Continue reading

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Springtime in Monterey Bay

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Sometimes I forget how beautiful it is where I live, and I take it for granted. With visitors, I can often gain back the perspective of awe and thankfulness for the beauty that’s so close by here. I got to … Continue reading

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It’s official! Book contract for a guidebook to the trails of Kansas

Some people think Kansas is nothing but flat, flyover country. And while it’s true that it doesn’t have the mountains of neighboring Colorado, there are plenty of trails for hikers, cyclists, and equestrians. And my brother and I are going … Continue reading

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Startled sea otter

You never expect to be startled by a seagull when enjoying a meal.  

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A weekend at Elkhorn Slough

About 30 minutes south of Santa Cruz along Highway 1 is the small fishing town of Moss Landing. Along with a power plant, it has one of California’s largest estuaries and the highest concentration of sea otters on the central … Continue reading

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Snoozing sea otter

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Sunset and sunrise in Santa Cruz

Sometimes I can’t believe that I live here! Continue reading

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Monterey, California

1. You drive into Monterey: a. at night and needing a place to stay, and you want oceanfront views, go to #2. Continue reading

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Seduced by Pinterest into making a succulent table

Anyone else been tricked by Pinterest into making/doing something they’d never thought of before? Continue reading

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It may indeed be better in the Bahamas

The current promotional tagline for the Bahamas is: “It’s better in the Bahamas.” Take a look at some of my photos from my visit to Nassau and Exuma, and you tell me if you think they got it right!

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