Point Reyes National Seashore

Last weekend Grant and I got out of the city and went on a short camping adventure. We had reserved a camp site with the Point Reyes National Seashore Campground where you have to boat in to the site. I was a little nervous, but was up for an adventure.


We drove up to Point Reyes National Seashore. We first checked into Bear Valley Visitor Center, and then went to Blue Waters Kayaking to get our kayak we reserved. There we were greeted by friendly staff that helped us get ready to kayak across Tomales Bay. We packed light so we didn't need to have them boat anything in for us, but if you wanted to bring more stuff you can have that boated in for an extra fee. 


We kayaked across the bay and it was beautiful. We were told to to go to Kilkenny Beach, since it was a small beach that wasn't going to be busy. When we got to the beach, it actually just ended up just being us! We had the small beach all to ourselves. We setup our tent right next to the water and just relaxed.


There were so many little crabs in the bay! So I was scared to go in the water. I love to draw in the sand, so I got to do some of that. 


The next morning we kayaked back. The water was nice and still. I was ready for some oysters from the Marshall Store


We changed into clean clothes and went to the Marshall Store. It's one of my favorite places to get oysters, and it's right next to Blue Waters Kayak. Their BBQ oysters are my favorite. 


It was a great way to end our trip. I can't wait to go back, maybe when it's a little sunnier. Anyways, I highly recommend camping at the Point Reyes National Seashore if you get a chance! Let me know if you have any questions I can help you with!

Mushroom Hunting

Yesterday Grant and I rented a car and drove up the coast to Point Reyes to go mushroom hunting with ForageSF and the Mycological Society of San Francisco. It was so much fun to wander around in the woods off and look for mushrooms. They are well camouflaged with all the leaves and pine needles, but it was so rewarding when you were able to spot one.

There are so many different kinds of mushrooms and it was really cool to learn about some of them. We didn't find any poisonous ones, just non-edibles and edibles. It was great to have a guide to help indentify the mushrooms for us. It will be interesting to go with just a guide book next time.

I highly recommend going mushroom hunting when you get a chance. I can't wait to go again. It is best to go after a heavy rain. Pro tip: bring a basket to collect your mushrooms so they don't fall apart. Anyways, here are pictures from my iPhone of our adventure!