Category Archives: California

October 13, 2017 … around the region and further afield

Sometimes I have to work hard to find an image in otherwise drab circumstances, However, sometimes the effort pays off. We have had a lot of grey weather recently, but even in such circumstances I love our city. Even in … Continue reading

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August 11, 2012 … swing low, sweet chariot

(This is the third of four written on the iPad while in various stages of being in transit, and only now being published with images. This one was written at San Francisco Airport on 9th August. Note the date discrepancy. … Continue reading

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August 9, 2012 – a stranger in a strange land

(This is the second of four written on the iPad while in various stages of being in transit, and only now being published with images. This one was written on 9th August) Transitions are good when they are finally over. … Continue reading

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July 13, 2012 … some days are like that

Logistically, yesterday was a nightmare. Our journey was to Sacramento, the state capital. On the way, I had sneakily planned a visit to the superb Jimmy Doolittle Museum at Travis AFB, just out of Fairfield. What I hadn’t realised was … Continue reading

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July 12, 2012 … last day in the foggy city by the bay

Well I gave her another chance and she let me down … again. The weather was fine and clear, warm even, until we got to Sausalito and saw the tendrils of fog creeping in around Mt Tamalpais and through the … Continue reading

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July 11, 2012 … smoke and mirrors

Some days are longer than others. Our journey yesterday was to the lake area to the North.  As a matter of pure coincidence, our journey took us past the Pacific Coast Air Museum, where I prevailed on Mary to be … Continue reading

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July 9, 2012 … the council of elders

Splendour and majesty don’t begin to cover it. The mighty coastal redwood (Sequoia sempervirens) is in a class of its own. Note, these are not the huge giant redwoods – Sequoiadendron giganteum – which have a diameter up to  23 feet … Continue reading

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