Saturday, April 23, 2011

Well, I spent part of the day ridin' the Skunk Train (no really, that's it's name!!), part of the day pickin' up glass on Glass Beach, visiting the Port Cabrillo lighthouse and part of the day twisting, winding and weaving along CA-1..was BEAUTIFUL!!




First, the little skunk train we rode on today and then what we were told was a 1,000 year old redwood.  WOW!  Then Frank is amongst a stand of huge trees, a view of glass beach (from Fort Bragg's website about the beach "Beginning in 1949, the area around Glass Beach became a public dump. It is hard to believe these days, but back then people dumped all kinds of refuse straight into the ocean, including old cars, and their household garbage, which of course included lots of glass. By the early sixties, some attempts were made to control what was dumped, and dumping of any toxic items was banned. Finally in 1967, the North Coast Water Quality Board realized what a mistake it was and plans were begun for a new dump away from the ocean."  And some of the glass I collected on the beach.  Then on the walk to the lighthouse, I saw some beautiful wild iris, near that rock in the water were some bobbing seal heads but doesn't look like I got them in the picture and finally the beautiful lighthouse!!  Was chilly today but no rain, thank heavens.

1 comment:

JoAnne said...

Beautiful pictures - brings back memories of our trip to SF for an anniversary many years ago. I love the coastline there.