Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Walking the Malibu Coast on the California Coastal Trail

In my guidebook, "Southern California Coast Walk", you will find instructions for finding tide charts and recommendations of when to walk to avoid high tide. The rule of thumb is to start the section between Trancas and Santa Monica at two hours before low tide. This gives you at least four hours of walking before the tide really starts to get high again. But tide level varies according to season. Also, because I did not always catch the best time frame, I walked some along the road. 
Some of the most beautiful homes in the world are along the Malibu Coast. This is when the tide is out.

But you can see where the water comes in at high tide, way up under the house. So plan accordingly because it can be dangerous. The guidebook will show you beach access routes.

 Yes, I found myself gawking at the lovely homes. It was so fun.
What a beautiful beach, at low tide. It all disappears under water at high tide.

These neighbors sit above it all, enjoying a fantastic view.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

California Coast Walk, How to plan your walk from Malibu to the Tijuana River, 188 miles.

First of all, figure out where in the world you will be walking. This map shows the coastline and towns you will pass through on the walk, from Malibu on down the beach to the Tijuana River. The table of contents is a list of important information that will make your trip smooth and fun. On the Practical Information page arriving and departing information is very useful.
 Proper prior planning prevents problems!

Friday, December 4, 2015

You are invited to my Book Launch Party for "Southern California Coast Walk" Malibu to the Tijuana River, 188 miles.

Tuesday, December 8, 6:00 pm at the Run Hub NW, 515 High St. Eugene, Oregon

From fitness walking groups in Eugene to guided tours around the world, Tyler Burgess will lead the way as she gives us a taste of her new guidebook, "Southern California Coast Walk" taking you from Malibu to the Tijuana River, a total of 188 miles. 

Join us for a slideshow of spectacular homes and sandy beaches as Tyler takes you along the Southern California coast. Attendees will also have the chance to win a free massage and enjoy adult beverages.

For more information on Tyler Burgess, visit http://www.walk-with-me.com/.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Lunch With an Author Invitation

You are invited to Lunch With an Author!
Author Tyler Burgess has written guidebooks of walks in Siena, Italy, Seattle, Portland, Eugene, Quito Ecuador and her latest book is "Southern California Coast Walk, 188 miles from Malibu to the Tijuana River".
Have you ever wondered how Tyler Burgess plans, walks and writes guidebooks with hundreds of miles of original walks. Or why? Please come visit and enjoy a marvelous lunch.   
When:  Thursday, October 15.
Time:  noon
Where: Indulge! Antiques and Interiors. 1461 Mohawk Blvd. Springfield, Oregon

Directions to Indulge! Antiques: From 105, take the Mohawk exit and go south. Pass Bi-mart and Dutch Bros. and turn left at the next light. In the parking lot, take a jog to the left, then go straight back (away from Mohawk), between the two large buildings.  Indulge is on the back side of the building on the left, with the entrance facing 18th St. 
The average cost of lunch is $5-10.

Hope you can come!

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

England Coast to Coast, July 2015

Ravenseat Farm is in the background. We had tea and scones at their picnic tables.

England Coast to Coast July 2015

Ponies in the field, after Orton.

 On our way to Kirkby Stephen, where we take a day of well earned rest.

A home in Hartley.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Orton, England church on the Coast to Coast hike.

There is a little bit of a problem in hiking coast to coast across England twice within 7 weeks and I am just over half way through the second trip, having reached Richmond this afternoon. It is so easy to become attached to the lovely countryside, the friendly people, the good food and charming villages. It is enticing to set down roots and just stay here! These are photos of the All Saints church in Orton, England.

Shap Abbey ruins, England

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

We are hiking from the Irish Sea to the North Sea across England, 192 challenging miles. I gave two tours and these photos are from the first tour, June 13 to July 8. Through the moors, the Heather is beginning to bloom.