We had seen the sign indicating Stump Beach plenty of times before, but on this trip we stopped to check it out. Once down on the beach, the Big Guy headed south along the cliffs to find a good fishing spot; I lingered on the beach for a few minutes before following him. Besides spotting a trio of harbor seals […]
August 2000 — This is the last bunch of photos from our day at Shell Beach. Just before heading home around noon, we made a brief stop at this entrance to the Kortum Trail. I’m not sure we actually hiked it that day; we may have been hurrying to miss the rush-hour traffic going home, since this was a Thursday […]
I was truly amazed when I came across this episode of California’s Golden Parks because I’ve seen the Peace Statue many times from afar and had no idea of its significance. I had always imagined it was merely part of the nearby Timber Cove Lodge. It turns out I wasn’t completely wrong, but there’s so much more to the story […]
If you’d like to see Huell at his most excited, here’s your chance! This episode of California’s Gold highlights another place I would love to experience for myself — especially since it’s located not far from our Northern California coast fishing spots; it’s just up the (very winding) road from Fort Ross. The drawback is that the lumbermill only operates a […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week. Any kind of water counts for this week’s theme from steam to stream, rain or sleet and, yes for you northern folks, snow and ice. Let’s see how creative you can get.
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Colors that start with the Letter S. Let’s see how creative you can we can be on this challenge. Have fun with this week’s challenge.
Fort Ross Lodge, January 2003 — The Big Guy likes to visit the California coast during the winter because there are fewer people around and, as a general rule, the ocean tends to be calmer. That means it’s much easier (and more productive) to fish for perch and rockfish from the beach or from a rocky point. In the “old […]
It may sound odd, but as I stood on the passenger deck of the ferry Eureka, docked near Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco, I kept thinking about Jack London. What came specifically to mind was the first part of the novel The Sea Wolf (1904), where the narrator vividly describes being aboard the ferry Martinez, which collides with another ship […]