More from The Sea Ranch

A week ago I mentioned that I was surprised to discover some forgotten photos from my trip to the Sonoma Coast back in September. I was sure I had posted all my pictures already; but the great thing about carrying three different cameras is that I can capture three times as many images! Today I’m sharing the photos I shot […]

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On the Bobcat Trail

I was so certain I had already blogged about exploring the neighborhood trails when we stayed at The Sea Ranch last September — but none of the photos are showing up in my media library. I guess my attempt at being organized has failed me again, but this time I don’t mind so much because it gives me an excuse […]

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Stornetta autumn

I shot these photos near Point Arena during November 2021. The ocean can be surprisingly calm and smooth during the winter months; in our younger days we often camped in our big 1960s-era tent (bought at Sears) in the Bodega Dunes Campground — and frequently had the place almost to ourselves. It’s been years since I used a sleeping bag […]

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The Hot Spot Part 2

We enjoyed our peaceful walk through the ferns and redwoods at The Hot Spot last September, but I’d really love to go back and see if I can learn a bit more about what I saw there! There are 21 wooden posts along the trail with corresponding informational notes in the trail guide pamphlet. Since we wandered somewhat randomly through […]

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The Hot Spot, Part 1

The great San Francisco earthquake of 1906 may be history, but the cause of the quake — movement along the San Andreas Fault — still occurs all up and down the coast of Northern California. Sonoma County’s Hot Spot is only one of several faults along the San Andreas Fault Zone. I’ve found it nearly impossible to find much information […]

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The Jughandle

Back in May of this year I shared one or two images of our visit to this area of the Mendocino coast, but I still haven’t had a chance to seriously explore Jughandle State Reserve proper. On this cloudless November afternoon we parked alongside the highway about 5 miles south of Fort Bragg and hiked past the gate to the […]

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Below the ridgeline

Looking back through my images of┬áthe hiking trails in The Sea Ranch always makes me feel better about things. We spent a week there in late September this year, and if there’s anything I enjoy as much as being near the ocean, it has to be wandering through the redwoods and other trees of Northern California’s coast range.

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Harvest time

I was out on the north fork of Folsom Lake near Salmon Falls a few days ago when I stumbled upon the scene of some unknown critter’s personal Squash Festival. The more time I spent looking around, the more pieces I noticed, and I couldn’t help feeling sorry for the gardener. Hopefully there’s still a few more goodies left in […]

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Giant Logs Trail

July and August were fairly busy months for me, with the road trip to Texas, a visit to Lake Almanor, then a week in San Francisco, and finally the quick overnight to Tomales while the Big Guy was on his yearly hunting trip. I’ve shot so many photos that I’m still nowhere near finished going through them all. But I […]

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