An eye-catching green anemone near Point Arena, Calif.
Tide Pooling in California and Oregon
Writer Christopher Hall and photographer David Collier went off in search of the perfect tide pool for the cover story of the March/April issue of Via. Along the way, they encountered a variety of delights, both tide pool-related and otherwise. Half the fun of an adventure, of course, is in getting there.
- Traveling local: The bonuses that accompany a working road trip.
- Tide pool school: The things one has to learn before reporting on a topic as familiar —and as foreign —as tide pools.
- Oregon's Seal Rock: Not every tide pool made the final cut, but that hardly means they're not worthwhile.
- Forks, Wash.: Stopping in on the Twilight phenomenon in between coastal stops.
- Salishan Lodge: An art mecca hidden on the Oregon coast.
- Montana de Oro: California beauty.
- Dave's Tomatoes: The surprises one finds in a suburban residential neighborhood.
- Muffin musings: Tide pooling is hungry work, especially in the morning.
- Photos in California: The first leg of the trip yields spectacular images.
- Photos in Oregon: The Pacific Northwest offers incredible scenery.
This blog post was first published in January 2011. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.