Room to roam

Just after publishing my previous post about Bruhel Point, I saw a Facebook post from the Mendocino County Tourism Commission with the tag line “Room to Roam,”  and I thought it was really appropriate for my final group of photos from our outing there last May. As I mentioned before, we had the whole area to ourselves when we discovered […]

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Ocean vista

As I look over the time stamps of the photos I shot at Bruhel Point, it’s hard to believe we were there for only an hour! As soon as I got out of the car, I knew I was going to like this spot right away. I could see the ocean, and the trail that led down the hill was […]

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Tidal

At first glance, Bruhel Point is nothing more than a vista point located a little way north of Fort Bragg on Highway 1 in Mendocino County. It’s okay if you’re content to stay near the car and enjoy the view, but there’s so much more to see. During our visit we had the entire place to ourselves, and it’s quite […]

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Iron and wood

During our visit in late May this year, extremely gusty winds prevented me from exploring the entire area of the Mendocino Headlands (at one point, the winds caused a local power outage that affected our rental cabin). But the sky was a beautiful blue, and it was impossible to stay away from the gorgeous coastal views. I managed to find […]

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Caspar Headlands

On my first visit to the Caspar Headlands, the skies were clear and the wind was gusting so forcefully that I could scarcely stand in one spot. And even though it was nearly the end of May, I had on my warm winter coat — and yet I felt so miserably cold that I barely managed to shoot a few […]

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Everything changes

It took me a few decades, but last May I finally returned to Fort Bragg in Mendocino County for the first time since I was a kid. Even though on this occasion we were only passing through and I didn’t have much time to look around, it was still great to see this part of the Northern California coast again. […]

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North coast wildflowers

In the middle of the night I had what seemed at the time a brilliant inspiration for Throwback Thursday, although I remember thinking it would take a fair bit of work to put together. Alas, when I woke up this morning I had absolutely no clue what that fantastic idea may have been (and maybe it’s just as well)! So […]

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Exploring the Point

The historic lighthouse at Point Cabrillo is only one of the cool buildings to be found at the Point Cabrillo Lightstation State Historic Park in Mendocino County. Sitting just off Highway 1 and adjacent to the parking lot is a restored farmhouse which is all that remains of the former town of Pine Grove. The buildings at Point Cabrillo are […]

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