Northern California Updates

Thames Path Presentation Planned for September 2018 Northern California Chapter Lunch

Nick and Mike Bowles were the featured speakers at the June meeting in Berkeley.

At the June 2018 Northern California Chapter meeting in Berkeley, Nick and Mike Bowles (Mike is from Texas) spoke about transiting the Northwest Passage, including the Inuit territories of Nunavut and Nunatsiavut. And member Lillie Echeverria was awarded her 150 Silver certificate.

The next meting will be on Saturday, Sept. 15, in San Francisco. Here are the details:


Saturday, Sept. 15
11 a.m. – Social Hour
12 p.m. – Lunch


United Irish Cultural Center
2700 45th Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94116
St. Patrick’s Room (top floor)
Ample street parking


Pam Barrus – The Thames Path

Pam has been a member since 1987, a board member since 2004, and served as president 2012-2013. She loves the travail in travel and long hard journeys, usually traveling alone – local buses from California to Argentina, the Silk Road through the Stans, or down the length of Africa. She also loves long distance walking.

Her presentation is hiking the UK’s Thames Path, a 184-mile hike from the source of the River Thames near Kemble in Gloucestershire to the Barrier east of Greenwich. Always following alongside the river, the path meanders past some 2,000 years of history from ancient churches, abbeys and castles to historically significant sites such as Oxford, Runnymede, Hampton Court Palace, and, of course, the breadth of London. The Thames Path is one of the National Trails of the UK.


Mail a check for $37 payable to Tim Carlson, 781 West Dry Creek Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448. The check should arrive by Sept. 8. Indicate your choice of filet of sole almondine, cross ribs of beef bordelaise, or vegetarian pasta.

Report From the March 2018 Northern California Chapter Meeting

Fifty-six members and guests of the Northern California chapter met on March 3 at the Basque Cultural Center in South San Francisco. We began our luncheon by congratulating the club’s new president, JoAnn Schwartz. JoAnn has been a long-time member of our chapter. We also congratulated four members who reached traveling milestones. Margo Bart gave… Continue Reading

Northern California TCC Chapter to Meet June 2 in Berkeley

WHEN: Saturday, June 2, 2018 11 a.m. – Social Hour – use door to the right if main door locked 12 noon – Lunch WHERE: Spenger’s Fresh Fish Grotto 1919 4th Street Berkeley, CA 94710 Street parking or validated parking for 90 minutes SPEAKERS: Nick Bowles and Mike Bowles – The Northwest Passage Nick, a… Continue Reading