Wednesday, October 28, 2015

’Yakkin’ Around

Seafaring derring-do as Team CooPeasian takes to small, plastic boats . . .
. . . at Stone Lagoon with Kayak Zack.
It was a long time coming, but though nervous, Brenda took to it . . .
. . . like a, well, a kayak to water.
Complete with lunch break with Marna and Michael on the spit.

We’ll do it again.

Flood Tide!

“King” tides and a big westerly surge combine to overrun Trinidad State beach . . .
. . . as Stella explores the sea foam flooding the usual high tide rocks at Mill Creek.

Friday, October 2, 2015


Today is brought to us by the number 68 — as in the number of minutes crazy Brenda ran to celebrate her birthday of the same number.

Creepy Paul

Siblings practice their awkward standing for a photo in front of creepy Paul Bunyan at the Trees of Mystery in Klamath. “You want to sit on my boot?”

Battery Point Light

The lighthouse at Battery Point in Crescent City, where cousin Sally once served as lighthouse keeper.

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