Recently, I had a guest call from the Breakers Inn hotel in Gualala. He was interested in exploring and doing something unique in the area. He even purchased a local Fish & Game permit so he could collect mussels and eat some local fare! We decided to hit Bowling Ball Beach. He had never seen it and wanted something memorable. My husband Phil and I joined him on a great 2 hour tour! We enjoyed great conversation and a wonderful evening! As we finished the tour we watched the sun begin to set in the West and then we brought him to a location where he could collect mussels to cook. I love an adventurous spirit like that. It is so contagious in such a good way! Here is his photo (a terrific perspective of bowling ball beach) and his review... Thank you, Kwan. Please come again! Your Hawaiian spirit was truly a pleasure .... Mahalo!
If you are truly looking to step 'out of the 'box' on your time away, give yourself and soul ... some time aside to spend with Margaret and discover her 'unbeaten path' to the hidden jewels of the area ... this can truly be an unforgettable experience. - Kwan, Bay Area resident & Hawaiian transplant
He also included the view from his hotel room - WOW! A beautiful view of the Gualala river in the foreground with the Pacific Ocean in the background (and, of course, our ever friendly local seagull hanging out on the deck at right). He also shared some pics of the mussels he harvested and shared with some locals at St. Ores restaurant. Now that's my idea of traveling the coast!
We are so very thankful for our guests and their participation. We love hearing your feedback - it's helpful and rewarding. Keep us posted on how your experience with Unbeaten Path was. I will be starting a Testimonials page soon - until then; Thank you to Harris G. from New Jersey for his latest feedback on our architectural tour. Their's was a mixed group of people with varying ability level. This tour was a perfect match and we appreciate Harris's acknowledgement and support. Check out our architectural or meandering walk tours!
"We were looking for a relatively easy hike for our group so that everyone would be comfortable independent of their fitness level. Margaret found the perfect walk along the shoreline for us. The views were fantastic, and her knowledge of the area made it even more enjoyable. I highly recommend her for any group unfamiliar with the Sonoma coast." - Harris G., New Jersey
We all remember 9/11. We remember where we were and what we were thinking. This day is a special day. It's was my mother's birthday (may she rest in peace). She passed well before the tragic events of this day but I was always thankful she did not have to see this day unfold. She loved life. In looking through some artists tributes of this fateful day I was so moved by this 6th graders artwork - and what it represents: Helping others. That is our instinct. Not to kill but to help one another survive. I am thankful for this child's artwork and what it represents on this day.
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Madge Malone in her blogging zone!