I can’t wait to get to Montana!!
Every time I go to the California coast I hike a different trail in the Redwoods or along the Smith River. Some trails I have been on many times others only once. I love exploring! Mind you I am not one of those ultra hikers who back pack into the wilderness areas for a few weeks. I would die. I first started hiking about 3 years ago when I moved to Oregon. Took awhile to build up the hiking muscles. Right now I am in terrrible shape. Family emergencies, bad weather, life….has me terrribly out of shape. Or so I thought..I have gained a lot of weight….but yesterday I was in the Redwoods on a trail that went up and up and up. On the way I passed some young men looking to be of college age and looking rather fit who I left in the dust. Got my heart rate up!! But it was a great hike I did not make my destination as I started out too late. I thought I might be feeling it this morning but only a little bit which is good news because it has been by for the most strenuous hike I have been on in awhile.
My day started in Crescent City.
I woke up and was in the hotel lobby where there was a stack of local newspapers. There was a picture of this ship on the front page. It was very windy and this ship took refuge in the Crescent City harbor. And they were giving free tours. So I headed there! But for some reason in addition to being frightened of heights I am afraid to be on the water. I took this picture with my digital but I have more on film. I went on the dock and took a few pictures but I started crying and was too embarrassed to go on the ship because I would have had a panic attack in front of everyone. I can work through panic attacks but I don’t like to do it in front of strangers. I have been on that dock before and it scares the hell out of me. It doesn’t help that there is a sign saying that you are on it at your own risk because some of it was damaged in the mini tsunami two? three? years ago….I was staying right across the harbor when that happened. It just damaged the harbor none of the buildings.
The people on the ship must have felt like celebrities as I had heard one of the other boat owners joking with them that they needed to get their work done before the crowds showed up. Already there were about 10 or 15 people to see the boat and as I was leaving cars were filling the harbor to see the ship. It was awesome!!! People turning out like that and not for a “celebrity”!
It was very dark inside of the State park headquarters so the photos were blurry as the shutter was left open longer.
They actually have benches so you can sit and watch the elk grazing.
There is a book about this that I want to read….but…..I want to read everything and have shelves of books awaiting my attention!!!!
There are a whole bunch of trails around here and I can’t wait to go camping there next month!!!! I love the Redwoods! And never tire of them.
This slug is now my desktop background photo. I change them all the time. He looks even better big enough to fill the screen. I don’t know if WordPress reduces the pixels but you can copy this onto your computer and use him for your background! Of course most people I know don’t like slugs….
I took a lot of trillium pictures with my film camera. I had my other film camera but it fucked up a roll of film and I was not happy.
I really need to go back there. Its funny but when I am in the Redwoods and that area I am elated and when I leave I am often overcome by rage. About nothing. I’m not an agressive driver and mostly pull over when ever someone is on my tail because I like to enjoy the scenery very rarely do I speed…but I want to curse everyone when I am driving back….happens all the time. I observe it as if in the third person-with curiosity. I have to wonder if my soul is bitterly disappointed that I don’t choose to stay. If I could find a job there I would stay. The economy is bad there. Maybe I could get a job at Pelican State Prison!! Pelican Bay is right outside of Crescent City but I don’t think that they have had any problems outside of the prison. I believe no one has ever escaped.
oops meant to schedule this for tomorrow! Not sure how to undo it! Lots of music today!!
I listen to Christmas music all year long except for the month of December. Working in a department store for many years and listening to bad music for two months eight or more hours a day…mostly I only like traditional and pretty much hate the modern stuff. Fucking hate BABY IT’S COLD OUTSIDE….SANTA BABY…ROCKIN’ AROUND THE CHRISTMAS TREE by Brenda Lee?? AAAAGGGGHHHH!!!!!!
Here’s a new song by Aimee Mann though!
What I look for in Christmas music is the emotion and Bob Segar sounds like he means it!
then I found this…
I am putting up music all week long and the theme it has is that I consider it inspirational. Of course much of the stuff I want to put up is not on Youtube..for instance.
Miriam Makeba- What Is Love
anything by Liquid Bloom from their album Shaman’s Eye…I was in Mt.Shasta in a new age store and when I first heard it…I don’t think I had ever had music affect me so deeply in a store…I asked them what the hell it was and bought it. Its like the best trance meditative music!
Steve Halpern’s Deja Blues is not on Youtube…lots of his other stuff…
Finally Jonathan Goldman!
And Erik Wollo
Damn this guy just has good videos!!
Gerald Jay Markoe