Exploring the Point

The historic lighthouse at Point Cabrillo is only one of the cool buildings to be found at the Point Cabrillo Lightstation State Historic Park in Mendocino County. Sitting just off Highway 1 and adjacent to the parking lot is a restored farmhouse which is all that remains of the former town of Pine Grove. The buildings at Point Cabrillo are […]

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Saturday browsing

It turned out that, for me, today was an excellent day to go out to Denio’s and have a look around. The weather was comfortable, with a pleasant breeze; I found so much cool stuff to photograph — and a huge collection of vintage photos that came home with me. I haven’t started sorting through them yet, but I’m really […]

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Spring beach

As we drive along Highway 1 in the southern half of Mendocino County, if we notice a sign saying “Coastal Access” we stop to check it out for its fishing potential. This was what happened back in March when we happened upon the Spring Ranch Nature Preserve, just south of the town of Mendocino. It’s very easy to miss, with […]

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Point Cabrillo

The name of 16th century conquistador Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo has been attached to quite a number of geographical landmarks and structures, mostly in Southern California. So I was a little confused when I first heard about the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse in Mendocino County, and of course I had to visit the site and see it for myself. On my first […]

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In the quiet places

We spent the past week exploring up and down the Mendocino coast while the Big Guy looked for some new favorite fishing spots. The downside of these adventures is that I only occasionally get a chance to visit popular beaches and hiking trails, take a wander through the Mendocino Botanical Gardens and the local museums, or sit and contemplate in […]

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Puppy parade

My last series of images from Denio’s Doggy Day, held this year on April 23, shows some of the event’s more fashionable attendees with their human escorts. This is such a popular and fun event for everyone; it’s tough to tell who enjoys it more, the humans or the dogs!

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