with Leonie, Brian, Eilidh and Aneurin.
A gentle wander of a couple of miles around the reservoir in warm sunshine, with a Californian blue sky.
Really too busy chatting and walking to take everything in - there are boats on the water, people on the trail, and the odd small lizard.
The Nature info boards tell us about trees, reptiles, birds . . . and Brian thinks he's spotted poison oak with its prickles. To be avoided.
We all feel relaxed and fresh after the airing.