Left Coast Life


with Carolyn Merchant and Charlie Sellers

     This site is designed to share photos and descriptions of our travels with family, friends, and others.

       Our extracurricular interests are birding, photography, camping, and back road travel through the natural areas of the West, Mexico, and the Far North. We travel mainly in our 21 foot 4 WD Tiger Motorhome.

      Click on the following links for bird photos and travelogs of our trips. Click on the thumbnails for larger images.

  • Cape York, Queensland, Australia.  Camping, exploring and birding with Patsy Hallen and Peter Summers, Cairns to Cape York and return, including Bloomfield Track and Lakefield and Iron Range National Parks.  7 July - 2 August 2005.
  • West Mexico Birding RV Caravan.  On this 3600-mile trip from Arizona to the Colima area and back, twenty-five avid birders saw 433 bird species. Traveling in 15 RVs, we explored deserts, thorn forests, lagoons, mangrove jungles, palm-shaded beaches, coffee- and banana-growing hill country, high mountain forests, and a very active volcano.  6 Jan. - 11 Mar. 2004.
  • Four Corners.  Mountains, canyonlands, and deserts of the American Southwest, 26 May - 12 June 2003.
  • Mexico/Belize.   RV Birding Caravan to San Miguel, Angangueo butterflies, Patzcuaro, Acapulco, Cuernavaca, Oaxaca, Tehuantepec, Palenque, and Bonampak, Mexico; Caracol and Dangriga, Belize, 15 Jan. - 18 Mar. 2003.
  • Alaska.  Nass River and Cassiar Highway, B.C., Barrow, Deadhorse, Haul Road, Denali, McCarthy, Kenai Peninsula, Aleutian Ferry, and Inside Passage, 29 May - 3 Aug. 1999