Photos from the Pt. Reyes stay.
For another sort of detour, see Roy Banfield's Bypass Pilgrim. Roy's regular blog is Walking Home to Fifty, in which he was recording his journey on foot to his origins. The walk was interrupted by unanticipated heart surgery, which he has written about in the above book. It's a wonderfully moving meditation, some in verse, on an experience with which many of us have some familiarity, that of turning the self or a loved one over to the medical system (temporarily, if we are fortunate).
There is quite a wonderful portrait of the artist as a (very) young man on airform archives.