That's me waving "bye bye" from the Pudding Creek Trestle Bridge. My wife and I are leaving tomorrow for the Pacific Northwest and family holidays. I plan to do some walking and gawking whilst in the Seattle area so if I see anything of note I will post it on this site but, more than that, I want to take this opportunity to wish you a happy and safe holiday season. I will return for more "Walking and Gawking" in and around Fort Bragg the 6th of January, 2008.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
Sunday Clouds. Monday March.
This morning I enjoyed a special walk from Casper to Mendocino and back with two excellent walking friends. We ripped off nine and a half miles in just over three hours. Walking and talking sure makes the miles and time zip by. The short person was a happy camper throughout the trip and only faded towards the end! Thanks ladies for inspiring this walk!
Friday, December 7, 2007
More Alley Insights
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Tomorrow evening will be what we call "First Friday". Shop owners spruce up a bit extra and stay open later the first Friday of every month but in December the dog is really put on for Christmas/Holiday shoppers. And this time, for the first time, I'm going to be selling my Fort Bragg "Odditiy" shirt, sweats and hoodies at my wife's Fort Bragg Fabric Studio which is located on the alley behind the Old Bottling Works building. 122 East Fir. "Fabric Studio" banners and signage will be visible when you get close. I will also have some of my "Franklin Street Re-do" photo essay books on hand. I hope you can walk over and take a look!
Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Fort Bragg Fog
North on Glass Beach drive towards the trestle.
Bicycle commuter heading south. I see him every weekday morning.Another walker approaching the trestle.
Big waves and a changed beach.
"Check out" kiosk at Rossi's Building and Supply.The alleyway south past Headlands Coffeehouse.
Monday, December 3, 2007
I had to go take a look. This is the storm drain outflow at Glass Beach. It is just getting going good with debris from our streets.
Looking out to sea from the Pudding Creek Trestle I see the summer build up of beach is being cut into and washed back to sea by the run-off from Pudding Creek.
This is our first real rain of the coming rainy season.
when "Short Legs" and I did our alley walk. Here are some more photos from that walk and I have a question. Why would a Tulip Tree be budding and blooming on the 30th of November?
This tree and shadow pattern caught my eye.
Some more backyard outbuildings and a typical split redwood fence.
I have photographed this pole before but the lighting was better this time. It is an old redwood pole very similar to the two power poles that were recently removed from Laurel and Harold, square with the "hip cut" top.
And this guy has always been in the wrong light with the surrounding shrubbery too high. With the Autumn foliage die-back and receding afternoon light, I finally got him.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
The Annual Lighted Truck Parade
The lighted town tree. The expectant people. On both sides of Main Street.
Friday, November 30, 2007
Gus West Island
The red arrow points to the "island" pretty much from the same direction the above photo was taken.
I'm sure a book could be written about those ladies and their existance on that island surround by sea, wind and waiting.
I discovered another Fort Bragg blogger, biker, walker and photographer and she has been blogging longer than me!!
Great stuff and well worth checking out. I have added her to my list of favorite blogs links.
Thursday, November 29, 2007
I must admit alleys are fun especially when the late afternoon sun is shining.
Final paint touch-up on the new Aquatic Center.
We found some weather vanes I had missed.
We ended our walk spotting another ill fated shopping cart. This one located on the south side of Cedar Street just upstream from Otis Johnson Park.
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
The Lights are on but Nobody`s Home
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
I enjoy walking around and taking photos of what catches my attention. I am inspired by various photo/blogs such as Norma's Squim Daily Photo and Larry's Wandering around Kansas.