I’ve been on loads of fishing trips since I met the Big Guy 30-plus years ago, but I never imagined my mom and dad going salmon fishing until I came across these slides from 1950. My mom had relatives, the Ramsdells, living in Port Townsend, and they had what looks to me like a wonderful outing on Al Ramsdell’s boat.
Back in January I showed you some vintage family photos from San Diego that included the steam ferryboat Berkeley. I recalled seeing this boat in an episode of California’s Gold, and I was surprised to realize I had never featured it on my blog. So this week, I’m correcting that oversight! You may notice the mention of another San Francisco […]
We took a short trip back out to Folsom Lake this morning — a last chance to get outdoors ahead of a big storm that should be hitting our area before long. Though the skies were blue and cloudless as the day began, it wasn’t long before grey took over; and while the south wind wasn’t gusting too strongly yet, […]
The Delta Ecotours are no longer in operation, but the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta hasn’t changed much since this hour-long episode of California’s Gold first aired. Early on, tour operator Jeff Hart tells Huell they might spot “an otter; we may see a beaver [or] an osprey;” those words have a familiar ring for me, as the Big Guy frequently tells […]
This week I’m wrapping up slide carousel #5, so I have only four vintage slides to share. I can’t say precisely when these photos were shot, but I believe it must have been the Summer of 1978. The place was San Francisco, specifically the Hyde Street Pier — although at that time there were not nearly as many historic ships […]
Last Tuesday afternoon I went with the Big Guy out to Pensinsula Campground, on Folsom Lake. It’s about an hours’ drive from where we live, traveling northeast along scenic Salmon Falls Road into Pilot Hill, and then, turning onto Rattlesnake Bar Road, heading southwest again for several miles. We pretty much had the place to ourselves, not least because the […]
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 […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.