Room to roam

Just after publishing my previous post about Bruhel Point, I saw a Facebook post from the Mendocino County Tourism Commission with the tag line “Room to Roam,”  and I thought it was really appropriate for my final group of photos from our outing there last May. As I mentioned before, we had the whole area to ourselves when we discovered […]

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Ocean vista

As I look over the time stamps of the photos I shot at Bruhel Point, it’s hard to believe we were there for only an hour! As soon as I got out of the car, I knew I was going to like this spot right away. I could see the ocean, and the trail that led down the hill was […]

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Tidal

At first glance, Bruhel Point is nothing more than a vista point located a little way north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1 in Mendocino County. It’s okay if you’re content to stay near the car and enjoy the view, but there’s so much more to see. During our visit we had the entire place to ourselves, and it’s quite […]

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Iron and wood

During our visit in late May this year, extremely gusty winds prevented me from exploring the entire area of the Mendocino Headlands (at one point, the winds caused a local power outage that affected our rental cabin). But the sky was a beautiful blue, and it was impossible to stay away from the gorgeous coastal views. I managed to find […]

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Memory Monday: Fresno High School, 1968

I discarded my own high school yearbooks long, long ago, but when I found a vintage annual from 1968 at the Roseville flea market, I grabbed it. Fresno High’s Royce Hall (pictured above) dates from 1922, although the school itself has been in existence since 1889. Some of the school’s former students include Baseball Hall of Famer Tom Seaver, director/screenwriter […]

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Caspar Headlands

On my first visit to the Caspar Headlands, the skies were clear and the wind was gusting so forcefully that I could scarcely stand in one spot. And even though it was nearly the end of May, I had on my warm winter coat — and yet I felt so miserably cold that I barely managed to shoot a few […]

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Everything changes

It took me a few decades, but last May I finally returned to Fort Bragg in Mendocino County for the first time since I was a kid. Even though on this occasion we were only passing through and I didn’t have much time to look around, it was still great to see this part of the Northern California coast again. […]

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