Stump Beach

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 […]

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Memory Monday, Week 105

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 […]

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Watch your steps!

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 […]

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The Great Highway, revisited

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 […]

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Memory Monday, Week 60

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 […]

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