Fort Ross, located on the Sonoma coast, has been one of my favorite historical places to visit; that’s partly because it is so easily visible from Highway 1 and seems to beckon me every time I pass by. This episode of California’s Gold originally aired in 1991; and these days the Fort Ross Conservancy hosts many types of activities for […]
This week I’m sharing a few more pictures from visits to San Diego in the early 1980s. I had (and still have) a serious fascination with historic sailing ships, so visiting the full-rigged ship Star of India at the Maritime Museum of San Diego was a serious thrill. Another popular tourist spot was the Point Loma Lighthouse; it’s definitely photogenic, as […]
San Francisco Bay has seen plenty of ships come and go since the days of the California Gold Rush. In this episode of California’s Gold, Huell learns a few things about the long hard sea journey around Cape Horn, surviving on lemonade and hardtack, and what it takes to handle sails and raise the anchor. Huell sails aboard the state’s […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Columns and Vertical Lines. Let’s see how creative you can be on for this week’s challenge. Have fun with this week’s challenge.
I happened to catch this one-hour episode of “Road Trip” the other day and thought it would be fun to check out Huell’s visits to the five corners of California. It seems like he managed to accidentally annoy at least a couple of people by suggesting the state line between Oregon and California wasn’t where they thought it was! And […]
During the 1960s, every road trip I took with my family down Interstate 80 toward San Francisco was highlighted by a few familiar landmarks. One of these was the old “Mothball Fleet” anchored in Suisun Bay. At the time I didn’t really understand the significance of these ships, but I was always impressed by their bulky outlines far away across […]