Monthly Archives: October 2007

Invisible Beach: A New Mystery by John Vonderlin

(Image: John Vonderlin’s collection of debris found at ‘Invisible Beach.’) It was not long after the mystery of the tags was solved, while on another pebble and driftwood gathering trip–that we encountered a new mystery to consider. There were a … Continue reading

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Invisible Beach: The Mystery of The Tags Is Solved

By John Vonderlin So, while I now knew where the tags had come from, I didn’t understand why they continued to show up over such a long time. Had they been floating around out there all this time, with a … Continue reading

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The Story of 'The Contender' by John Vonderlin

Intrigued, I did an Internet search and discovered the sad truth behind their presence on the beach. Here’s the short story of the ill-fated boat, “The Contender.” From: District 11 Public Affairs Press Release “Coast Guard Station Golden Gate with … Continue reading

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"Invisible Beach:" Where We Meet 'The Contender'

The next time I returned with a beachcombing friend it was a different story. While we didn’t find another sealed packet of the cards, we did find singletons here and there. We started making a game of it, calling out … Continue reading

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"Invisible Beach": Where We Meet 'The Contender'

By John Vonderlin (Image: John Vonderlin’s collection of tags found at ‘Invisible Beach.’) Having been a Natural Wonder collector, photographer and admirer for years, it seemed logical to create dissonant art by combining objects from my collection with some of … Continue reading

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"Invisible Beach's" Claim to Fame: #3 Non-Buoyant Marine Debris

By John Vonderlin While the pretty pebbles and unusual driftwood chucked up on the shore at Invisible Beach, by Neptune’s Vomitorium, hinted at an interesting story, it was the manmade non-buoyant marine debris that was regurgitated there that came to … Continue reading

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Chapter Seven: The Coburn Mystery [Original Draft] Back in time…

Other Murders–Here’s where I go back in time to bring to light other murders, extremely few in number, that occurred in Pescadero. The details, the stories from the old newspapers, give readers a feeling for what the town was like. … Continue reading

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1957: Mushroom Plant To Hire 100 Employees

From the “Half Moon Bay Review & Pescadero Pebble,” 1957 “Construction work has started on the long awaited $2,000,000 Campbell Soup Company mushroom plant at Gazos Creek, south of Pescadero. “The plant, originally announced two years ago, will be the … Continue reading

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Notrocks….from Invisible Beach

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Patterns….

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