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Running on the Edge of the Western World

Kentyn Reynolds - Monday, March 24, 2014

Written by Sally Smith

The 29th Presentation of the Big Sur International Marathon takes place Sunday, April 27, 2014. Thousands of runners from all 50 states and 25 countries will gather that weekend to take part in any of six races along California’s scenic Highway 1. Though the marathon sold out in record time, spots are still available for the marathon relay, the 5K and the 9-Miler, a beautiful route that takes runners and walkers into Pt. Lobos State Reserve. Visit http://www.bsim.org for more information.

Big Sur California Coastline
Photo by Tom Rolander

Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer of Runner’s World Magazine once stated “If we were told we could only run one marathon in our lifetime, Big Sur would have to be it.”

In 1986 Big Sur resident Bill Burleigh’s dream of a footrace along coastal Highway One became a reality, and the inaugural Big Sur International Marathon (BSIM) attracted 1,800 runners. Twenty eight years later, this scenic trek from Big Sur to Carmel, held annually on the last Sunday in April, brings 4,500 runners from all 50 states and numerous foreign countries to experience a marathon that has been described as a spiritual, soul-enriching and life-changing event.


Monterey Bay Aquarium - Permanent Exhibits

Kentyn Reynolds - Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Monterey Bay Aquarium's three story Kelp Forest

The aquarium's three story Kelp Forest is the centerpiece of the Ocean's Edge galleries.
© Monterey Bay Aquarium

In addition to its changing special exhibitions, the aquarium’s permanent exhibits include a towering three-story kelp forest; touch pools and other hands-on exhibits; the Splash Zone  family galleries; and the million-gallon Open Sea exhibit, home to sandbar and hammerhead sharks, sea turtles, ocean sunfish and on occasion, a great white shark.


Monterey Bay Aquarium - Tentacles Exhibition

Kentyn Reynolds - Monday, March 17, 2014
Giant pacific octopus at the  Monterey Bay Aquarium
Giant pacific octopus, Monterey Bay Aquarium

© Monterey Bay Aquarium

Journey to a world of undersea magicians, masters of disguise and quick-change artists when Monterey Bay Aquarium opens its newest special exhibition, “Tentacles: The Astounding Lives of Octopuses, Squid and Cuttlefishes”, on April 12.“Tentacles” is just one of many special activities and events planned in 2014, when the acclaimed aquarium celebrates its 30th anniversary.