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.