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Farm Picnic

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Feasting on a certified organic picnic lunch from the farmers market in East Hampton, NY. (more…)

Presidential Path

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Mesmerized by ephemera from U.S. presidential campaigns on display at the Path to the Presidency exhibit in Bridgehampton, NY. (more…)

Summer Solstice

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Spending the longest day of the year at a Long Island, NY, lighthouse commissioned by President George Washington. (more…)

What’s The Difference Between Hiking Along A California River And On The Atlantic Ocean In Massachusetts?

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There are 134 basic differences between taking a hike along the Sacramento River in Redding, CA, and strolling, two days later, on the Atlantic Ocean in Scituate, MA.

Here are six of them:

Apparel

The Idiot tends to go for bluish/purplish fashion in green California…
(Photo: Leslie Williams Schwerdt)

…and a greenish tint on the blue Atlantic Ocean in Massachusetts.
(Photo: Liz Chapin)

 

Vegetation

Typical landscape and flora in a hillside gully on the Sacramento River.

Typical landscape and flora on a rocky beach on the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Companions

Hiking with Leslie Williams Schwerdt, a California childhood friend he’s known since the first grade, on the Sacramento River.

Hiking with his partner Liz Chapin, who he met in 1997 in Monaco, on the Atlantic Ocean.

 

Lamp Posts

A lamp post and birds flying on the Diestelhorst Bridge over the Sacramento River in Redding, CA.

A large lamp post (aka lighthouse) in Scituate, Massachusetts.

 

Benches

View of the Sacramento River beyond Leslie Williams Schwerdt sitting on a bench.

View of the Atlantic Ocean beyond Liz Chapin sitting on a bench.

 

History

A 1915 bridge over the Sacramento River is “historic” in Redding, CA.

A sign at a bridge in Scituate, MA, explains how the oceanside town got its name in 1640.

Blown Away

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Blown away on a ferry from Connecticut to Long Island, NY, for summer solstice in the Hamptons. (more…)

Father’s Day

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Thinking — gratefully, amazingly, ¬†amusingly and thankfully — of his two rambunctious children on Father’s Day in Boston, MA. (more…)