T.H. Watkins’ book On the Shore of the Sundown Sea, published by the Sierra Club, tells of the T.H.’s experience camping with his big family at Salt Creek, exploring the southern Orange County coastline during the post WWII years to the passage of Proposition 20 in 1972. I was introduced to T.H. Watkins’ book by… Read More On the Shore of the Sundown Sea – T.H. Watkins
If you see this guy cycling the coast, be nice. This is Marcus, 24 years old, a fellow Scorpio from Switzerland. Marcus has rode that bike from Switzerland, through Africa, Argentina, and most recently from Las Vegas to San Diego and up the coast to where we found him yesterday. That’s a Swiss flag flying… Read More Our Swiss Guest, Marcus.
You’re saturated with online political posts, memes, and tweets. Or you’re stuck inside because of rain and no swell. Or both. Now’s a good time to read a book. Jeff McElroy’s short stories, Californios and Californios 2 will occupy your mind, immersing you in waves of sketchy situations and native splendor. I’ve wanted to review this two-volume collection, Californios published… Read More Californios, A Collection of Stories by Jeff McElroy
It’s been one month shy of two years since I posted a book review on this blog (not for want of California coastal books, of which there are many terrific titles released), because I was otherwise occupied and neglected this site. After reading Chris Chapman’s Stories of Arroyo Hondo, the end has arrived for this book review drought… Read More Stories of Arroyo Hondo by Chris Chapman
Almost four years ago I enthusiastically reviewed Elizabeth C. Ward’s Coast Highway 1 as “a fairly essential Coast Road Read,” and now Ms. Ward returns with another must-read for California coast enthusiasts or for anyone who enjoys a good mystery: Death in a California Landscape. Set in Laguna Beach, Ms. Ward gracefully depicts the type… Read More Death in a California Landscape
Doc Mishler last rode the coast road fifteen years ago with the two horses pictured on the right: Chief Free Spirit and Keep The Faith. At that time, Doc trotted from Montana to Washington D.C., by way of California, after surviving a cancer diagnosis and its treatment and reading the book, How Then Shall We… Read More Doc Mishler Rides Again!