I head North to the open country, away from the heaving miasma of San Francisco Covid.
At this time of year, tens, probably thousands of er thousands of Snow Geese and Ross’ Geese come to feed and gently spend the winter on the wetlands north of Sacramento.
They are an amazing sight.
They, along with White Fronted Geese, sit on the shallow water squabbling until spooked by an eagle or maybe airplane. Then thousands take off with a whoosh!
I spend 2 days. The weather is beautiful and the wildlife astonishing. California!
I drive over coastal mountains to Point Reyes. Fall colors.
Last year you could hardly move for the Elephant Seals and Elk on Point Reyes. This year I saw er none. Boo.
It was a great trip, so soon I am so far from Okinawa. The drive back into San Francisco never fails to please.
So lockdown has been tightened. Curfew from 10:00 to 05:00. This no hardship fo me as I like to be snuggled by that late hour. However no meeting with others than immediate household is a bad one. I have come over to see lots of friends and this appears compromised.