I don’t know about you, but where I am both the news and the weather this week have been gloomy and chilly, and I’ve spent a lot of time indoors wondering what happened to the spring-like weather (with temperatures in the high 70s) we had just a few days ago. That is why, to lift our spirits just a bit […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Week 1: Pick a Topic from This Photo. I chose to focus on bridges.
June 1978 — I originally shared these images in February 2017; that earlier post also includes more details about our first day in Victoria. After only an hour on the Coho, we arrived in Victoria, B.C. At that time it wasn’t necessary for us to carry visas, and we passed through customs in no time at all. I did remark […]
One of my strong childhood memories is of riding in the car with my family as we traveled northwards on the shore of Clear Lake, heading to Fort Bragg on the California coast. Clear Lake was pretty much a mystery to me in those days; I saw very little of it — but I did see the low, arched, brown […]
As I drove east through the hills along Highway 20, heading home from Clear Lake, I wasn’t especially looking forward to the Interstate 5 leg of my trip. I had traveled that way so many times before; and even though that route would most likely have me home in less than 90 minutes, the scenery wasn’t very interesting. So as […]
I’m not sure precisely when this bridge was constructed (although the sign below does give a hint, I suppose). I do recall that back in the 1980s when I used to hike out along New York Creek with the Big Guy to fish off the shore of Folsom Lake, the bridge did not yet exist. A lot can change in […]
Last Monday, I wrote about climbing up the trail at Mt Konocti; but of course that was only half the story. As I limped my way up the road (at an elevation of roughly 3500 feet) toward Mary Downen’s cabin, I was marveling at the view through the old orchard and down into the valley below. I happened to turn […]