|Autumn (Salinas) - Monterey County 2021|
|Mugs (Corte Madera) - Marin County 2021|
Scenes from Joanne Fabrics in Salinas and Corte Madera.
|Pismo Beach Sign - Pismo Beach 2021|
|Pacific Coast Highway - Pismo Beach 2021|
"The PCH begins in Southern California at Interstate 5 south of San Juan Capistrano, and it ends at U.S. 101 in Leggett in Mendocino County."
|Ocean, Clouds - Pismo Beach 2021|
There's already an extensive amount of Pismo Beach photos on the blog. When we lived in Los Angeles it was one of our frequent vacation spots. And in recent years I've broken up the drive coming from L.A. by overnight stays in the Pismo Beach vicinity.
Now there'll be more posts! We took a family vacation in August in Pismo Beach, staying there for several days. Lots of photo ops.
|Sun, Fire Road, Smoke - Marin County 2021|
|Mount Tamalpais, Smoke - Marin County 2021|
Here's my seasonal smoke post, a regular feature on the mikereport. The smoke in our area is not coming from either the Dixie Fire or the Caldor Fire, but rather from the "River Complex" fires.
Regarding the current fire situation, I'd like to quote from my June 16, 2017 "Dead Trees" post:
"Most of the trees have lost some, or all, of their needles. This is making the problem less conspicuous as they are starting to resemble the snags left after a fire. Certainly they are going to provide fuel for future forest fires."
|Tuffy (San Geronimo Valley) - Marin County 2013|
|Hanna Preparing Tuffy's Feed - Marin County 2015|
|Sunset, Trestle Bridge (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County 2021|
|Trestle Bridge (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County 2021|
Photos taken looking out of our motel window. Wow! The bridge was originally built for the railroad, now it's for pedestrians. The web has more information about the bridge than you might want.
|Flag, Moon (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County 2021|
|Flag, Building (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County 2021|
Interesting. These are my second and third flag photos taken on the trip. (First one in the town of Mendocino.)
|California Western RR Car (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County 2021|
|Art, Railroad Car (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County 2021|
"Gas-powered, self-propelled, passenger railcars were added in 1925; and, after Pullman service was discontinued, CWR steam passenger trains ran only when the motorcars were out of service for maintenance. The passenger coaches were scrapped in 1949. The motorcars were nicknamed "Skunks" because people said, "You can smell 'em before you can see 'em."I remember taking the train to its midpoint some years ago. It's my understanding that it no longer makes a regular run over to Willits.
|Utility Car (Fort Bragg) - Mendocino County 2021|