Self portrait before setting out for the walk, just to check that everything is working.
The Redwood sign, in the carpark that has lots of free parking in a green shady setting.
The extensive tracks in the forest are free.
If you are a Korean or Chinese tourist on a bus tour, be warned, don't let the tour conductor charge you extra, revolt, exercise your democratic right to be a freedom forest walker.
Mother sculpture at beginning of the trail by Martin Tissink
There is a mother, father and child in this series.
The father sculpture is not anatomically correct probably due to the fact that the Redwoods is a family friendly place. All dogs have to be on leashes and people have to pick up their doggy do, thank goodness.
Walking along the board walk
More Redwood trunks
The green track takes about 45 minutes to walk at a fairly fast trot.
It has a lot of seats along the way if you want to toddle.
Or if you want to rest and sit and listen to the birds and breathe in the air that feelspurified you can take as long as you like, there is no-one about to hurry you on.
Halfway along the walk it started to rain. The air smelt like purified earth as the leaves
mixed with the water and steam rose up through the filtered light.
Creative quote of the day
So you see, imagination needs moodling- long, inefficient,happy idling,dawdling and puttering.