Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Houda Beach

The Houda Hump. As the North Coast was “discovered” in the late 1800s, ships found few hospitable harbors. There were no roads through the rugged inland terrain, so everything came and went by sea. Off-loading supplies for the growing Luffenholtz settlement, which thrived from the 1890s until it burned in 1909, required ships to anchor in the heavy seas on a windward shore, transferring cargo by cables strung from masts to Camel rock to Houda beach to the bluff above. Some heavy iron anchor rings remain embedded in rocks on Houda Beach.

Ready, Toad?

Toad set to go at 6:30 in a quiet harbor.


Thursday, July 30, 2015

Road Trip

This 1950s Kaiser Manhattan from Washington State still had a long way to go the morning it passed through Trinidad, California.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Quiet Morning

A quiet morning on Old Home Beach at low tide, broken only by the grumbling of seals on the rocks, the grousing of gulls, and a boat receding in the distance.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Pretty Nice

No matter how many times I see this, some days are just breath-taking. Trinidad State Beach and Pewetole Rock.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Wispy Morning

This morning’s dogwalk along the bluff. Pretty nice!

A cypress, a half-moon and a wispy sky over Trinidad Head.
Morning cirius cloud looking west out to sea over No Name Rock.
Cloud trails to the north as sunrise hits Pewetole Island.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Every Day, Another Sunset!

An unusual evening over No Name Rock, Dec. 29, 2014
Trinidad Harbor, Dec. 30, 2014
Puffballs over Trinidad Head, Dec. 30, 2014
The last sunset of 2014, New Year’s Eve
After a rainy day, the clouds relent at dusk over Trinidad Bay.
December skyscape over Trinidad.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

After a Grey Day

After a grey, wet day, clouds broke, painting the ocean pink off Baker Beach. . .
. . . as dusk settled on Trinidad, lit by Christmas sparkle on the Memorial.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Big Blow

As Thursday’s big storm smacks the North Coast with 30-knot south winds, the Fishermen’s Memorial above Trinidad Harbor does its thing.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Surf Rider

Major storm batters Trinidad with 25-foot seas, and only one boat with the shackles big enough to ride it out.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Friday, November 28, 2014