It was easy enough for me to find this brightly painted (and lovingly cared for) historic site along Albion Street in the village of Mendocino. According to The Hiker’s Hip Pocket Guide to the Mendocino Coast by Bob Lorentzen, the first Chinese arrived in this area when their boat, headed for the gold rush, was shipwrecked on the Mendocino coast. […]
I’ve been wanting to explore Mendocino village for awhile, but to be honest, the usual crowds of tourists swarming the place put me off. So I was very happy when I got a chance to do some exploring the other day. It was rather late in the afternoon, most of the shops were closed, and the weather didn’t exactly invite […]
In August I made my first ever visit to the eastern spur of the Point Reyes headland; unfortunately, because of the cold weather and a lack of time, I didn’t hike the trail to Chimney Rock, but as I noted yesterday I did check out (from afar) the elephant seals on the beach and, on the other end of the […]
I confess I’m a more than a little bit amazed that I haven’t already featured this particular episode of California’s Gold. It originally aired on October 6, 2000, almost exactly 22 years ago. The California State Library not only holds treasures of the state’s history, it is, itself, a wonderful historic California treasure. Its original building, now known as the […]
The region of Patagonia lies at the southern tip of South America and includes portions of Argentina and Chile. The southern Andes mountain range is only one part of a varied landscape which is home to a huge variety of birds and wildlife. I know very little about this part of the world, but it’s clear from the photos and […]
A modern adobe structure offers a bit of shade near the Agate Bridge, Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona.
As promised, this week I’m continuing the trip through South America as depicted in my flea market photo album. The album contains over 100 images, split between colorful postcards and personal photos. In going through all these pictures, I’m already learning quite a lot — and also wondering I was never taught much about South America in school. While I’m […]
During my lifetime, I’ve spent an awful lot of time in the passenger seats of cars. One of the best things about not driving is that you get to enjoy the scenery; but not being in control of the vehicle means I can’t pull over to the side of the road whenever I see something I like. I’m still working […]
Okay, our Airbnb wasn’t actually a mansion; but the tranquil beauty of the spot, so near the ocean yet sheltered by redwoods, made for a wonderful haven that I think I’d prefer to any ostentatious estate.