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

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:


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)



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

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



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.



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.



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.

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About Joel

Joel Stratte-McClure has been a global trekker since the 1970s. He lived in France for over 30 years, working as a journalist, before he turned his attention to a unique life-time-project of walking the shores of the Mediterranean. The first 4,401 kilometers are explored in his inspirational and entertaining first book “The Idiot and the Odyssey: Walking the Mediterranean.” The next 4,401 kilometers are covered in the gods-filled sequel, “The Idiot and the Odyssey II: Myth, Madness and Magic on the Mediterranean,” published on Valentine’s Day 2013. The last 4,401 kilometers will be discussed in the last book of the trilogy currently entitled “The Idiot and the Odyssey III: Alexander the Great Walks the Mediterranean.”

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