Saturday, August 21, 2021

Saturday, August 21, 2021

"What Remains"

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At the Radius Gallery in Santa Cruz:

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Displaced and new Drops

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At the Berkely Pottery Guild and the Epperson Gallery:

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Sunday, July 18, 2021

ainda mais poucos

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Mido moshi moshi

Hippojar:

Monday, July 12, 2021

Monday, July 12, 2021

Um Poucos Mais

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Fambly affair in FL:

Father and Daughter:

Rugged Mountain Terrain, 2006

Some BBQ:

Totally porgot Midori:

Friday, July 09, 2021

Friday, July 09, 2021

CA rugged coast - Mendo

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The drive up north was hot. On impulse a stop at Sazon in Sebastopol for a Peruvian tapas lunch: tequenos and empanadas. Amazing delicious! Once on 120, the fog engulfed us and the world morphed into a refreshing cool. The surf and sand lodge was right on the beach and the view of the CA rocky rugged coast was spectacular. Hippo's king room had a jacuzzi tub, fireplace and a balcony with unobstructed view of the Pacific Ocean. A late afternoon walk along the MacKerricher beach crossing the Trestle bridge was relaxing and therapeutic after a year and half of hard lockdowns. Nights on the balcony were pitch black and quietly mesmerizing, with a few souls wandering on the beach and scaling the rocks, braving the dark and the cold. The mornings were misty, foggy cold and hauntingly romantic.

Hippo's highlight was the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse but to her unexpected delight, we've included a visit to Point Arena for its Light Tower and the gorgeous unique labyrinth. It was a day of foggy cold easy hikes, striking coastline and some CA history. The Point Cabrillo Lighthouse grounds offered an amazingly inviting and tranquil ambience, and we wanted to rent the homey Lighthouse Keeper's house for another Fort Bragg trip. We picnic'd at the Point Arena Station with the Light Tower towering above us. 2 lighthouses in 1 day, not bad at all.

The following day, a morning hike on the northern trail in the Russian Gulch state park. The hike ended at the waterfall, no longer a roaring torrent but still a refreshing site to enjoy at the end of the trail. Next, collecting glasses at the Glass beach and admiring the glass and pottery shards that were washed up on the beach now displaying in the very small and poor Glass museum. The day culminated at an outdoor drinks and dinner at the Silver at the Wharf at the Noyo river harbor. Prosecco, Pacific beer, vodka martini, fried calamary and crab cakes, clams linguini and grilled halibut, accompanied by a glorious sunset.

The last morning was greeted by a clear sunrise and the Hippo went out on the beach to commune with the ocean breeze and the crisp morning air. Hi 1 to Mendocino for a substantial breakfast and the rest was a gorgeous drive along the coast all the way home.

The pictures:

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Sunday, July 04, 2021

Sunday, July 04, 2021

The fourth

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Sunday, May 09, 2021

Sunday, May 09, 2021

skookum no 7 - rejection, rescue & redemption

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The Deep River Logging No. 7 named Skookum is a 2-4-4-2 steam locomotive built in 1909 by the Baldwin Locomotive Works. It was sold to the Colombia River Beltline railroad and retired and abandoned in a forest following a derailment in 1955. Later it was rescued and restoration was completed in 2018 and it continued to run on the Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad.

In 2019 the Skookum was sent to the Niles Canyon Railway and Skookum has started steaming regularly since July of 2019.

The Hip gang riding on the Skookum steam engine on Niles Canyon railway:

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Saturday, May 01, 2021

Um poucos

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Tsitsipas mask
5-1 flying drones above Seacliff beach
4-26 Sunset on Super Pink Moon at Aptos

Sunday, April 04, 2021

Sunday, April 04, 2021

easter eats

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Catzone and fogotch
Portuguese egg tarts, mochis, durian,
pandan, black sesame choux

O'Raccas with the bakes
The gang with the fogotch

Group pict
 

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

am i a pengan

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Meet Midori Tori Ito da Pengan (penguin)

Saturday, February 27, 2021

Saturday, February 27, 2021

big 7 oh bathday

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Big Bathday

Surprised !

Adjusting party hat

Reading Bathday card and toasting

group picture

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Valentine's day Hike

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Hiking the Gray Whale Cove trail:

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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

here comes the sun ... a new era dawns

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After 4 years with a beard as protest, he could finally shave
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