Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
While on Main Street I decided to photograph all the ones I missed starting at the north end….
Redwood Liquors Ocean Breeze Lodge
Ebb Tide Lodge
Quality Inn & Suites Tradewinds
And at the south end, just before the Noyo Bridge
Harbor Lite Lodge.
Tomorrow I will photograph the neon on Franklin!
Sunday, January 28, 2007
Among the various reasons mentioned she listed something called a “psychographic walk” where the walker does not generally have a planned route, the walker might follow something that interests them: a sight, a smell, a sound.”
My starting point was the Laurel Restaurant Bakery and Espresso (above photo). Then South on Main Street.
Triangle Tattoo and Museum.
Mendocino Cookie Company
Living Light Center
Cowlicks Handmade Ice Cream
Kerin n Sushi
Fort Bragg Cyclery
Tuesday, January 23, 2007
I was figuring on just a walk for the exercise but a couple of items caught my attention. First this anti-cat bumpersticker. I wonder if cats or cat lovers are trying to peel this bumper sticker off.
And then I spotted this anti-dog-poop sign. Or maybe they don’t like three legged dogs. Anyway, for some reason today seems to be an animal theme day. Even Suzanne who writes the CatronCountyWalk blog was on a cat and eagle roll today!
Monday, January 22, 2007
On the same block (at the north end) there are TWO horse and buggy tie down rings. Not one as I had originally thought. Both located in the handicap zone so both are painted blue!
I walked out the popular Ten Mile Haul Road walking trail this morning to the Virgin Creek bridge and back. 4.25 mile round trip from our house. I see they are re-doing or adding some pipes beside the Virgin Creek bridge.
Friday, January 19, 2007
While attending to the Map business I happened upon these ladies in front of Town Hall (southwest corner of West Laurel and Main). I like a town where people are willing to stand up and protest about things they don’t like.
Returning home I saw that Understuff, (between Redwood and Laurel, east side of Franklin), is having a 25% off sale. Looked more like 100% to me but what do I know!
During this morning walk, (out Oak Street almost to Jewett St, north side), I saw my first cluster of blooming Narcissus. Yippee!!Heading south on Dana I discovered a group of trucks and men working. I had seen them various places around town but this was the first time I stopped and asked what they were doing. Turns out they are re-lining the storm drains. When I got home I Googled them.
An old timer told me the reason there are so many Robins around is because the Italian women are no longer offering twenty-five cents apiece for them. According to him they used to make Robin Breast Polenta! Could this be true?
Thursday, January 18, 2007
This old map (1915) used to hang inside the Company Store and I liked to check it now and then when trying to figure things out. Suddenly it went missing (last December, maybe November). Today I checked to see if it had returned to its place of honor but no, it was tucked off in a corner leaning against a wall. I’m going to see if I can get it hung back up.
The Stewart House, circa 1876, is located at the beginning of Stewart Street (Stewart and Pine) just north of the Skunk Train Depot yard. Stewart street runs north past Rossi’s Hardware, through the Glass Beach Development, turns west and ends at Glass Beach Drive. I wonder who the Stewarts were.
And I talked to one of the guys working on the Pudding Creek Trestle. He was very frustrated with all the problems and setbacks. The pilings at the north end were removed because they were thought to be 80 percent rotten; according to him, they weren’t. And now they can’t put in new pilings. Inspectors from Sacramento are hard to get. Sunny weather is now and they should be pouring concrete but no. When they finally get the go ahead the rainy season will be upon us. I have no idea how much of this conversation is accurate but I could sure tell the frustration level is high. This bridge, which will be part of the coastal trail, was supposed to be done last July. Now they are estimating next September!
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
“Walking Fort Bragg is a fascinating blog by local resident Ron Bloomquist. He’s taken to the streets with thoughtful reflections on life in Fort Bragg, past and present. You may have the answers to some of his questions or a comment on his observations… square telephone poles? how many avenues? where can you hitch your horse?
“The pictures are fabulous. The writing succinct and what the heck—it’s in the neighborhood.”
Oh my, this came out when my blog is just barely lurching along. “Fabulous pictures”. “Thoughtful reflections”. E-gad!
Maybe this is just the “Dope Slap” I need to break through my lethargy. After all, spring is coming. The sap will be back! Stay tuned!
FYI The Fort Bragg Library is being temporarily housed in the Veterans Memorial building across the street, Laurel street, while the actual Library is undergoing a complete remodel. The Grand Reopening should be sometime in June of 2007.
Sunday, January 14, 2007
So, back to the streets I go. Each time I go walking I wonder if I will find something worth photographing, something worth pondering and, once again, magic happened:
Starlings, actually but the thing worth pondering is do their armpits get cold when flying?
It is so good to be back!
Thursday, January 11, 2007
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
I guess I could blame the rain but it doesn’t really rain ALL the time in Seattle.
I could blame overeating. Christmas Dinner, Christmas Lunch, New Years dinner, New Years lunch, parties, brunches, lunches, pancakes and eggs but hey, we have a lot of relatives and friends in Seattle.
I could blame lack of will power but that’s rather harsh. No! It must be “Hibernation”. After all, it is the season. Should I go for a walk or curl up in a warm “overstuffed” lounger and read a book? Duh!
Am I a bad person? NO! I’m just doing what comes naturally!!
But the days are getting longer. Vacation is getting shorter. I will re-awaken. Soon I will be striding the streets of Fort Bragg and feeling great! Once again.
Tuesday, January 2, 2007
I also am one of the morning street walkers and the following morning I knew this was an event not to be missed. The above photo shows how dark it was at 5:30 am. The moon had set and I was barely able to get around my usual route. There was no way I was going to mess it up by using a flashlight so I stuck to the middle of the deserted streets. Ron would have loved it!