Doc Mishler Rides Again!

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 … Continue reading Doc Mishler Rides Again!

Coast Road Wayfarer

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 … Continue reading Coast Road Wayfarer

Traffic

While waiting for me to write an update, how about you watch traffic on Highway 1 in Santa Cruz, in Pismo, and in Santa Barbara. Hit the > Play button to get the vid going.

Southbound

First out on the road, on a weekend morning, Chryslers and Dodges, convertibles and sedans, rental cars for tourists. Next Gas 33 Miles Black asphalt, solid yellow double lines, freshly-plowed fields. Umber sandstone bluffs, black jagged rocks, white foam, and a cold, blue, shimmery-velvet Pacific. Cabrillo Highway. On the long straight-aways, seventeen Harley-riding bikers rumble … Continue reading Southbound

‘A la California. Sketch of life in the Golden state. By Col. Albert S. Evans.

From Pescadero to Santa Cruz is thirty-six miles, by the road which winds along the coast past Point Año Nuevo and Pigeon Point to the Bay of Monterey, and thence southeastward, through a rich and highly-cultivated farming region, to the old Spanish Mission on the hill, below and around which the modern town, one of … Continue reading ‘A la California. Sketch of life in the Golden state. By Col. Albert S. Evans.