Who Knew Dog Poo Could Be a Positive Thing?

Izzi starts dancing circles around me as soon as I pull my blue tennies out of the closet…she knows these particular shoes mean WALKIES. And as we crest the hill on Highway One, the hill that reveals a stunning view of the entire hamlet and coastline of Cayucos, she starts whining, because she knows we…

When Life Hands You Sand Dollars…

Each time Izzi and I walk along Dog Beach in Morro Bay, the Ocean offers up a theme. Sometimes it’s a bounty of heart shaped rocks, or slipper shells, or a day filled with volumes of sea glass treasures. There might be a vast amount of seaweed one day, or orange scallop shells so tiny…

For the Halibut

The seas are so choppy, I have to hold on to the rail with one hand, as I clutch my fishing pole with the other. The small boat dips so low that all we see is a giant wall of water, then we rise so high that it feels like were on a mountain. The…

Iceland is a-changin’

After spending five days in Iceland with hundreds of other tourists, I have to say that I’m worried about our northern neighbor. In 2014 Iceland had one million visitors, a number that had remained consistent for many years. Then in 2015 they had 1.2 million visitors, and in 2016, a whopping two million visitors. Tourism…