Last posting before returning to Montreal on Thursday and a short one at that … priimarily to mention that the Montana del Oro state park on the California coast is a small but perfect gem full of flowers, heathland, forest, marsh, coast, cliffs and beaches full of wildlife and some stunning birding, even at this time of the year.

Details will be forthcoming (with photos) around next weekend … right now we feel the call of cold beers, margaritas, good California wine and some fine dining.