At the beginning of the month, Sincerely returned to Maui for a weeklong “workation”, much like the year before. On our last day there, I organized a group hike up the Waiheʻe Ridge Trail—on the east side of West Maui. I took this photo near the end of the trail, looking towards Haleakalā.
This one didn’t quite fit into the triptych-diptych mold of the last post, but I liked it far too much to pass up. All these bridge photos were taken on a sunset sailing cruise that Stephanie and I took just after the New Year, a Christmas gift from her father.
Golden Gate Bridge and Land’s End at sunset
It happened back in November. This time most of the olives were black—which made them much easier to spot against the copious green leaves. Unfortunately a fair number had been infested by the olive fly—which we had to sort out as we picked. The reward was getting to take home bottles of olive oil made from the olives we’d picked the year before. Too cool.
As part of our Thanksgiving desert pilgrimage, Stephanie and I drove down to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument on the border with Mexico. The park protects the desert wilderness surrounding the northernmost range of the organ pipe cactus. We had just enough time to drive the mostly unpaved, 21-mile Ajo Mountain Drive, before heading back to Phoenix to catch our flight home to San Francisco.