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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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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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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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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Stornetta, north and south

There is so much room to roam over the Stornetta Public Lands near Point Arena that during our three separate visits I’ve only managed to scratch the surface of this beautiful coastal hiking area. In September 2021 I thought I was doing pretty well when I managed to walk from the northern gate to the private road running from Highway […]

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Lake Berryessa memories

The last time I was in this part of Lake Berryessa, around Steele Canyon, was back in October 2004,when the Big Guy was fishing in a two-day bass tournament that launched here. Although I only have vague memories of how different everything looked back then, I do recall the date because his second-place trophy is hanging on our livingroom wall! […]

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