Tag Archives: Travel

Chumash Stone Bowl

“I never had any friends later on like the ones I had when I was 12 – Jesus, did you?” —Stephen King, “The Body” I spent an inordinate amount of time at the beach when I was ten and eleven … Continue reading

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US Coast Survey Patterson Camp Inscription Vandalism (1873)

Inside a cave in the Santa Ynez Mountains on the Gaviota Coast somebody carved an inscription memorializing the United States Coast Survey of 1873. The name is apparently in reference to Carlile P. Patterson, the Hydrographic Inspector for the USCS … Continue reading

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Koso Shoshone Native American Rock Art, Ghost Dance and Hunting Magic

Trona Pinnacles. Enter, if ye dare. The Trip Out Yonder Some monstrous industrial ramrod ferociously hammered at long intervals some unseen target of progress, the metallic slamming a devilish metronome, the concussive impact reverberating off a pinch of rolling mountains … Continue reading

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Dinosaur Footprints, Isle of Skye, Scotland

A typical road on the Isle of Skye. I’m listening to Dylan. And driving fast in a small, or wee as the locals would say, car. “Throw on the dirt, pile on the dust” Husbands leaving wives. They’re out to … Continue reading

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Beachcombing Venice, Italy

We wandered Venice, Italy threading our way through the narrow canyon-like alleyways of urban stonework. We knew not where we were but on the island. A visitor doesn’t have to concern herself with getting lost on a small island as … Continue reading

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