Category Archives: History

December Fog

We’ve been having some stormy weather here at Sea Ranch and between the storms we’ve had a bit of fog push in to the ridge top.  I first headed up into the redwoods here along Timber Ridge and found the … Continue reading

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Black Point Barn and Cabin at The Sea Ranch

Over the last week or so the fog has moved in and out off the ocean at various times throughout the day.  The light was very interesting because the fog was really just the marine layer which has a very … Continue reading

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An Afternoon of Peace and Solitude at Stornetta Public Lands

I’ve been up to the Point Arena Light House several times, but I haven’t yet hiked around the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands.  This area, donated by the Stornetta Ranch family, includes 1665 acres which was newly added to the California … Continue reading

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A Day with the People of Sakha

During the last week here on the coast the Gualala Arts Center, along with Gualala Point Regional Park and the Fort Ross State Historic Park, cosponsored a Days of Sakha Culture Festival. It was over 200 years ago that the … Continue reading

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Still Playing at the Beach

Okay, I never really stopped playing at the beach. Over the last few days I went back to Del Mar Point and Walk-On Beach here in Sea Ranch to continue working out with my 14-24mm lens. We’ve had some beautiful … Continue reading

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Mendocino “Drumbeat”

Ok, this isn’t one of my usual posts, but Barbara and I were up in Mendocino yesterday and I also happened to have my camera along.  Why “Drumbeat?”…Well remember that most ancient (and some present) tribes of indigenous peoples communicated … Continue reading

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Sea Caves of Sea Ranch

Over the last month or two I’ve been exploring some of the sea caves found along Sea Ranch’s rocky bluffs.  Most are accessible only at low tide, so some care needs to be taken in planning your access.  I grew … Continue reading

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Aging In Place: Back to the Old Homestead

Back in February I posted a piece on an old house down near Salt Point and it’s “Aging in Place.”   I wanted to return there ever since I set foot in it, especially after some comments I got from my old … Continue reading

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Aging in Place: that which Remains

I recently came across an old dilapidated homestead near the Salt Point State Park along CA Highway 1.   I think the Parks’ folks or someone else must have cleared some trees exposing a small grouping of buildings which were part … Continue reading

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White Cabin and Nasturtiums

This little white cabin is right on Highway 1 (Shoreline Highway) about midway between Irish Beach and Elk, north of Sea Ranch.  I’ve driven past this place many times on the way up to Mendocino and always wanted to stop … Continue reading

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An Evening at Bihler Point

I love going down to the bluffs in the early evening.  On this occasion I decided to go down to Bihler Point, which is just north of Black Point in Sea Ranch.  You can actually see Bihler Point from the … Continue reading

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Side Trip to Point Cabrillo Lighthouse, Mendocino County

This was supposed to be more or less a supply run up to Fort Bragg, in Mendocino County (OK, I was running low on my special chocolate powder I use in my daily mocha, and yes, I have a mocha … Continue reading

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