We went for a walk at the Elkhorn Slough on Thursday. It is such a beautiful and important environment. For decades it had been drained for use as farmland, but it is now being restored. It is hugely important as a habitat for migrating birds, for fish, sea otters, and the mud dwelling invertabrates. It is very important for flood control as well. Visit ElkhornSlough.org for more information.
There are numerous trails to choose from. We chose to take the lagoon trail. It was around 2.5 miles. There are longer and shorter routes and we're hoping to take them all. v has been doing so well since starting his chemo fifteen weeks ago. He'll be starting round six shortly. We remain optimistic.
The lagoon trail was the best for viewing the birds we were assured. On our tour there weren't numerous birds, but there was a beautiful snowy egret busily grubbing a meal and I love seeing ducks in a row.
What a truly peaceful way to spend a morning or an afternoon.
In bocca al lupo. m & v