I mentioned our visit to Stump Beach in my previous post; so here are a few images of the beach itself and the cove. Although it was obvious there had been people on the beach at some point, we had the place pretty much to ourselves, with only one or two people — including a Salt Point State Park ranger […]
I’ve been wanting to go check out the Land’s End Labyrinth for awhile. The trails are good, but there are an awful lot of stairs to climb on the way back from the point. Still, with views like this, you might not mind the workout!
August 2000 — Yet another ocean trip, this one an overnight stay. Our lodgings were at the River’s End, a rustic-looking restaurant and string of cabins all perched on the cliffs near Jenner. I was disappointed to find the cabin had no phone and no TV; but it did have a wide balcony, a wonderful picture window looking out over […]
As I hiked along the California Coastal Trail, skirting the Presidio in San Francisco, I found an awful lot of stairs. There were plenty of steps accessing the old concrete structures like Battery Chamberlin, not to mention those on the trail leading down to Marshall’s Beach. I’ve always been fascinated by staircases ever since I was very young; growing up […]
Ice plant flowers come in a lot of different colors, but this was one of the prettiest I’ve ever seen. I spotted it near Baker Beach after I took a slight wrong turn on my way to Battery Chamberlin.
When I was in San Francisco last August, one destination firmly on my itinerary was Ocean Beach, the Cliff House, and the Great Highway. I was drawn there after reexamining my family slides from 1956 — which I shared back in Memory Monday weeks 8 and 9 — including images of my grandfather and my aunt walking along Ocean Beach […]
The final segment of this series finds Huell visiting the border crossing into Mexico (where he makes friends with a drug-sniffing dog) and then exploring the town of Imperial Beach. Of course he stops to eat at the local hotspot and meets some of the town’s colorful characters before ultimately planting his small flag on California’s southwest corner. Huell finishes […]
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of March 21, 2018. This week, share an image of your happy place, a secret spot you love, or a faraway location you return to again and again.
This week I’ll finish out the 1958 camping trip my family took through Northern California, Oregon, and Washington State. They visited the redwoods and the Shasta-Trinity National Forest near the towns of Big Bar and Weaverville, then moved on to Tumalo State Park in central Oregon. Next they camped near the beach at Humbug Mountain State Park, and finally headed […]