My brother Steve and his friend Chris came down for a rare visit.
On Dec 31 we all went, with sister Rachel and nephew Ryan,
on an outing to Tennessee Valley up in Marin.
It was a nice day in the middle of weeks of rain.
There were torrents of water everywhere,
occasionally making the trail a bit hard to negotiate.
Ryan and I forded a menacing river to get to the beach.
Ryan found a washed-up bouy (or boat bumper) and adopted it.
We climbed the bluffs to the right of the beach.
Ryan took this quasi-artistic photo.