About a month ago, we took a cold dip on a hot day at Lake Anza in Berkeley. I had no idea such a place — sandy beach, slightly warmer than freezing water — existed within Berkeley city limits. It was lovely. We also visited the nearby Botanic Gardens.

The weekend after was our first trip to Muir Woods. It was very beautiful but a little crowded.

Then a cold and a flu derailed my blogging for a while.