Archive | September, 2010

Covelo: Boosters say change is afoot

Am currently working on a post about a recent camping trip to Covelo for the annual Blackberry Festival.  In spite of the scenic beauty, my travel companions and I noticed that Covelo and Round Valley had a very disturbing “energy”.  As I write, I am trying to figure out how to balance that observation with […]

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My First Published Travel Piece

My first travel piece has just been published – let this day stand in infamy!  I entered a Mendocino County writing contest on Trazzler. I didn’t win, but my piece on the City of 10,000 Buddhas was a semifinalist.  Due to the fact that it was also an editor’s choice, it is now permanently archived […]

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Stienstra: Now’s the time for elk watching

A great article by Tom Stienstra about elk watching in Northern California.  One of the places he mentions is Prairie Creek, where Bruce, Teresa and I were as part of our road trip to Oregon as per my post here. From our hiding place below a short levee at Grizzly Island Wildlife Area, we rose […]

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Squirrel

Liberation of the Animals at the City of 10,000 Buddhas

Over the last 18 months,  The City of 10,000 Buddhas has become my “go to” place for serenity.  Located in Talmage, California near Ukiah, it is an easy ride north from my home in Sonoma County.  In spite of my naturally social nature, I tend to go to the City of 10,000 Buddhas alone, finding […]

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Smoked Pepper Fish

Elks, Smoked Fish and the Road Home

After our day on the Rogue River, we considered continuing north and spending one more night in Oregon, but our three activity-filled days away had been enough excitement at that point, so we all agreed to turn around and head home.  It would be light for a few more hours and the weather was warm […]

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Agness, Oregon

Boating up and down the Rogue River

Our road trip up California’s U.S. Route 101 north highway, with a visit to Samoa and another visit to Arcata, had finally brought us to Gold Beach and the mouth of the Rogue River in Oregon.  At Bruce’s suggestion, we would be taking an all day jet boat tour up the river on Jerry’s Rogue […]

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Motel 6 Gold Beach

Patterson Bridge on the Rogue River at Gold Beach Oregon

Our road trip came to a grateful end in Gold Beach, Oregon at around six in the evening. Earlier in the day, while still in Eureka, we had decided to visit Bruce’s sister Janice one more time and while at her house, we had made reservations at the Motel 6 in Gold Beach.  Which was […]

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