Today is Day 1 of the Atmospheric River and High Wind Warning with Highway 1 scheduled to close tonight at 5 p.m., and remain closed likely, until Wednesday morning, so I decided to spend this hermit time by cleaning out the corners and organizing the clutter. The kitchen pantry was today’s project while the southeast… Read More Cows, Poets & Other Loves
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!
This is the tale of two Fradkins: 1. Philip Fradkin 1974 and 2011 2. Philip Fradkin, father and Alex Fradkin, his son. Philip and Alex have published The Left Coast – California On The Edge, written by Philip, with accompanying photos taken by Alex. The two have spent the past five years writing about, and snapping… Read More The Golden Left Coast on the Edge
I want to experience uncrowded beaches in California, when the only hazard might be a sloth of grizzlies feeding off a whale’s washed-up carcass. I’d like to regard old growth redwood forests, when they weren’t yet old, and certainly not pockmarked by logging. I’d like to see skies blackened by birdlife, including a condo of… Read More Remember those Forgotten Landscapes of California
Dude gave me his name, but I didn’t ask his permission to share, so I’ll tell you that dude’s name is “Noah.” Noah’s hitched rides from Shasta County to the San Mateo County coast. He has no specific destination. New Mexico, ultimately, then back home. “Lightning Fields, New Mexico,” I suggested. Noah hadn’t heard about… Read More Coast Road Wayfarer
I am not without hope of delighting to find the essential Coast Road novel. Expectations defined in a previous post on two Coast Road-titled books ended with a request that, at the very least, when a book is titled, “The Coast Road,” then the reader better find plenty of setting along the Coast Road. Elizabeth… Read More Coast Highway 1 by Elizabeth C. Ward
Just came across another coastal artist, Giselle Lawson of the central coast. Giselle paints California with a delicate study of agriculture, open space and atmosphere. Her Monterey Fog, above, elegantly captures that murky greyness we know so well, living here on the coast, yet, she’s also included in her painting the hint of light: the… Read More North Central Coast :: Giselle Lawson