February 22nd

by susie on February 23rd, 2013

LAskyscr
Safely back from a West Coast Tour.. here battering past downtown LA on a “quiet” Sunday afternoon…
Santastreet
Quiet street in Santa Monica…
strawpic
Unbelievable.. these folks are picking strawberries.. in January!
pac101
Pacific ocean around Santa Barbara..near where Michael Jackson lived.
hearstcast
Up on the hill Hearst Castle, trophy home of William R Hearst the newspaper magnate on whose life the movie Citizen Kane is based..
Stsim
Aahh the beach at St Simon…
beachhut
beach property, needs some work..
deflwhale
This rock looks like a deflated whale
mussel
Alan Cameron picked some of these mussels and they were delicious..
alan
Here he is about to hit a canny shot..
stinger
This was my shot of the day.. a low stinger…
sunset
There are colours in the Pacific sunset that yoy don’t see anywhere else..
vinepeople
These people are actually signs..
siliconval
Up near San Jose, where the dot-com millionaires live..
santacr
The beachfront at Santa Cruz
surferdude
Not much surf so not many surfers. This Dude is making the most of a wave around a rockface.
surfstat
Monument to surfer dudes…
sandsurf
This guy is using a type of board that is used to slip across the wet sand..
sandsurf2
Wayhay!
sanfranbay
San Francisco Bay looking across from Berkeley to the city. My best picture ever!
napasign
An impressive mural in the town of Napa in the heart of the famous wine region
gramaphone
The loudspeaker was invented here..
winetrain
You can ride up the Napa Valley on a train, getting sloshed at great expense..
vines
Well tended vines, the yellow flower is mustard which adds much colour at this time of year..
nothingh
An important historical marker..
jimcracking
Safe to say I had a cracking gig in Kelseyville..
downtosacvall
Driving on highway 20 towards the Sacramento Valley..
sacval
A very flat and fertile place..
beesalmonds
Two thirds of a toblerone, honey and almonds…
riceflds
Lots of rice fields..
walnuts
my rental car with walnut trees.
auburnmands
Mandarin country on the way to Auburn near Sacramento..
fogroller
The fog was rolling in from the coast(er)
navarrobeach
ahhh another wonderful spot the mouth of the Navarro river south of Fort Bragg..more to follow..
nthFB
North of Fort Bragg, breathtaking coastline..
searoad
Heading north…
gftree
In the background (to get a full image of it ) is a massive redwood known as the grandfather tree
waves
The pacific ocean where the surf is up…
redwoods
In amongst more redwoods..
lumberlumberj
A huge lumbering lumber lumberjack, what a lot of bull..
tobend
Heading towards Bend Oregon through the snowy Cascade Mountains..
mtbatch
Mt Batchelor, seemed rude not to head up with a plank strapped to my feet..
topmtb
View from the top I think of either Mt Hood or Mt Washington..
deshorse
Went for a lovely walk along the famous Deshutes River, which is an anglers paradise. Loved this sculpture..
owl
Had a letter from Dumbledore.. the owl is resting after the long flight from Hogwarts..I have more photos from this trip but I am having trouble downloading them.. More to follow

 

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