Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Logan and I celebrated Thanksgiving and our 9 year wedding anniversary at Pt. Reyes this past weekend. We stayed at the Pt. Reyes Country Inn and Stables with our horses. It is the cutest bed and breakfast. Great breakfast, and the horses got to stay in a good sized paddock. We took Feather and Luigi. It was Luigi's first camping trip, and he was quite the trooper. He learned all about loading and unload from the trailer, wearing a blanket, baby strollers, bikes, elk, people, ocean, waves, sand, big hills, etc. He was quite the trooper. Logan rode him all weekend. Feather was perfect as always and a very good teacher for Luigi. At night, we visited some of the nicest restaurants and ate local, Marin county grown food. One night I had butternut squash and swiss chard lasagna and the next a pizza with Pt Reyes blue cheeze and spinich. For dessert one night I had persimmon sauce on top of cornmeal pound cake and buttermilk ice cream. Yum! That is the best part of Pt. Reyes - the food!!
On Thursday, we rode from Five Brooks to Fir Top via Greenpicker and Bolema trails. There was no one out there on Thanksgiving day.
On Friday we rode from Bear Valley to Arch Rock and the Coast Trail then up Fire Lane to Horse Trail. Busy day - lots of people. Clear weather. This section of trail on the coast trail from Arch Rock to Coast Camp is my favorite trail in the world.
On Saturday we rode from Pierce Point through the Elk Reserve to Tomalas Point. LOTS of people. LOTS of elk. Horses were a bit scared of the elk. More scared about going to the end of the world with the point - ocean everywhere. They felt like they were being trapped. Walked down to McClure's beach. Very pretty! Also visited the old Pierce Dairy.
On Sunday, we rode from Bayview around to Muddy Hallow trail then up Drake's View and rode on the Ridge trail. This was a great ride! We were the only trailer in the staging area, we hardly saw anyone, got great views of the ocean, and plenty of areas to move out in! Highly recommended. There was water and plenty of grass on the trail.
Photos are at: http://www.rosetrace.com/ptreyes08/ptreyes08.html