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FT BRAGG
2006.08.19
MC KERRICHER STATE PARK
Tunnel under sand is gone.
all of wooden planks are gone.
Pavement path is caved-in and erroded away in a spot.
Beach is not as pretty as it was 10 years ago.

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MARINA IN NOYO HARBOR


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1999
NOYO HARBOR
From a restarant table

1999
NOYO HARBOR
From a restarant table, with flowers on the table, you can see the returning boats.
While you taste the food, you can see the ocean and seals. Now, this is relaxing...
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2009.AUG.02
Here is a sunset from the jetty point (seen in the distance in the picture above). It had been totally clear all day, and the fog was just forming off shore. For the last several days, no fog; warm, even on the beaches. Sand has been hot under bare feet.
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Noyo Harbor
2009.AUG.01
Looking back towards the restrant where we had just eaten. (The very best Rock Cod ever!)

Above is the bridge. You can see the tops of trucks in the north bound lanes. We admired this tranquil seen for a couple of hours, watching the boats come in, and listening to the fog horn. Very romantic, and I won some points there.

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2008.07.01
FtBragg Field
New Houses
Near Casper
New houses are going in here, and this beautiful land will change. I may have one of the last pictures of this field.

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2008.07.01
FtBragg, Ca
WildWood Camp Grounds
WildWood
Full HookUps $22.00
Dog $1.00

WildWood is 4 Miles from Ocean on the road to Willits.
Temperature is 70F in the day.
Far enough from the ocean for only a little dew at night.
Staying here is more comfortable than GreenAcres or Mckerricher.

Wildwood has this serene pond, complete with little fish. And so quite that all you can hear are the dragonflies.

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The Surf
The Surf
2009.08.01
FtBragg, Ca
The best kept grounds - with great selection of plants and flowers of the area.
Pet friendly, with huge area for the dog.
About $80 including dog, first place you come to. On the right, before bridge.

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Pine Beach House
2008.07.20
FtBragg, Ca
Pine Beach House
If you do not like the dust and dirt of a campground, then you may like this...
We stayed at the Pine Beach House for 10 days. Clean and beautiful view with its own private beach.

Good place to disappear for a while. No cell coverage, and no one can find you unless you are an idiot and tell them were you are at. Good feeling if you have not tried it...

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Pine Beach House beach
2008.07.20
FtBragg, Ca
Pine Beach House Beach
Large red bolder: full of quartz vanes. (No gold, just quartz) This is the view down on the beach. Very shallow and gradual slop with breaks out in the distance, as you can see. Bull Kelp is strewn on the beach. This spot has easy access to lots of flowers and stuff.
RULERMAR.GIF, 1 kB Glass Beach
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Glass Beach has been a public dump sence the days of WW2. This beach has strange iron oxide deposits that have dissolved from iron junk. Iron from wire, car parts, and household items, seems to dissolve and migrate to surrounding rocks. There it solidifies as a thick hard coating. The coating is glossy with various red and orange hues in beautiful bands from the tides. The coating is as hard as cement and can be an inch thick. The migrations form casings that permanently intomb small objects and rocks. This is some unusual chemistry which I do not understand. Best viewed at low tide.
RULERMAR.GIF, 1 kB Pudding Creek
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The old wooden tressel that once transported redwood to SanFranciso.

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The top of a rock spire as seen from the cliff. You can see about 5 inches of meager soil atop the spire in total solitude. The sandy beach floor spreads softly at about 150 ft below.
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Some where between Pudding Creek and Glass Beach
2009.AUG.03

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2010.SEP.25
Mackerricher State Park...
This is one of our favorite places to come. School kids had reserved and taken many places for their annual event. And that is wonderful for them; they get to actually touch starfish and iceplants. Do not get me wrong; I am not complaining. Kids do not get it if they read from a book. What does work, is if they can touch, smell, and feal. And if you notice, they are happy. They are laughing, running around, and jestering at here and there.

There are no state parks with full hookups. I installed a 60W solar pannel on the roof that solved that. And it works great even in the shade all day. At night the fog is heavy, high overhead, and water will condense as dew. It is 102 degrees back home. I love this!

If you wife likes to read or leave lights on, replace your bulbs with LED equivalents. Mine were pricy at $9 apiece. They consume only 40mA apiece verses a whole amp for incandescent bulbs. They last forever and do not consume any juice.

The best spot is space 81. It is the second closest spot to the ocean, only a few hundred yards from the beach.

There is a dump station that is free to guests.
Price for three days was $106.
There was a problem with the water: You could not drink the water without boiling for one minute.
The white thing sniffing the ground was admitted free. But must be kept away from the seals.
(Dogs and seals share diseases.)


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2010.SEP.22
Donkey Rest Stop Park...
Don't forget to stop and rest here. I think it is about 13 miles outside Fort Bragg on the Willets road. The road is very twisty. But the Redwoods are beautiful and so worth it. You will want to go slow. The road is only 30 miles but it takes me more than an hour. It is ok to arrive safely.
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2010.08.17
Donkey Rest Stop Park...

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2010.08.20
Donkey Rest Stop Park...
Heading the other way from picture: Going east.
Lat: 39.31.08 Lon: 123.33.29

By the way...
Don't ever buy a Magellan at half price. Buy a Garmin at full price.
This Magellan will zoom-in every time that you do not want it to, including every time you make a turn. At a critical change of course, the screen will effectively "go away". You will not see any roads! When you urgently need to see the most, the damn thing zooms in to about a foot or two, and all you see is a blank screen or maybe a line. I think it is looking at a small section of dirt somewhere in the center of the intersection.
Damn thing!
I have used two Garmins from friends, and they maintain a perspective that you have choosen: I like to see about three blocks ahead. And when you make a turn, the screen updates with the same perspective.

The Magellan, on the other hand, erases all your roads, and shows you a blank screen. And will not update the roads untill you bang on the "zoom-out" button about four or five times. If you see a Magellan along side the road with a bullet hole through it, that is mine.


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2011.04.28
2011.05.02
Space 127

We were here several days. Never got tired of it one bit!


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2011.04.28
Space 127

Here is the view from our dinette window. Wow, I can even see the ocean.


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2011.04.30

A storm out in the Pacific had brought these high waves in. The highest that I have seen at FtBragg.


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2011.04.30

He insisted...
So I took his picture. There! I hope he is happy.


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2011-09-09-FtB80.jpg, 26 kB
2011.09.09
Space 80

We are back. Can not get enough of this place.

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