Monthly Archives: March 2008

……….Pebble Beach with Hotel…………

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Hi John. Larry Fitterer here. I was FLOORED to read your

Hi John, journal entry at Pescadero Memories regarding your attempts to access Acid Beach.  I am very familiar with The Notch, Acid Beach, Trefiret Beach, and AMB’s beach having been to all four, and the latter three on many, many … Continue reading

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……Cave………………………….Coastside Cave………………………Coastside…………

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….Another One Bites the Surf….Story by John Vonderlin….

Hi June, I was reading the presentation by “Save Our Shores,” entitled, “A Geologic Train Ride Down The San Mateo County Coast,” when I came upon an interesting photo. It’s of a very attractive Sea Arch just south of Martins … Continue reading

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…Dear Mr. Vonderlin……

Mr. Vonderlin, I’ve enjoyed reading Half Moon Bay Memories and El Granada Observer as well as your Pescadero Memories, particularly references to the OSRR, which I became acquainted with in the late 1920s. My uncle took my brother and me … Continue reading

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The Coastside's Southern Entrance: Story & Photos by John Vonderlin

The Coastside’s Southern Entrance Story & Photos by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, My guess is that the first European set foot in what is now San Mateo County on October 20th, 1769. They almost surely did so … Continue reading

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Coburn Mystery: Chapter 29 (Original Draft)

The Coburn Mystery By June Morrall (Photo: The famous Swanton House.) After church on Sunday afternoons, the Fourth of July–or, for no special reason–the Pescadero folk announced a picnic at Pebble Beach. Picking the pebbles became a pretense, sharing the … Continue reading

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…On the way to "Secret Beach…What John Vonderlin Saw…..

Story & Photos by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, More photos of things we saw on the trip to Secret Beach. 1) Finding complete sea urchins with spines intact is rare in my experience. Finding twenty of them … Continue reading

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Secret Beaches: What John Vonderlin Saw……..

Story & Photos by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, Here’s some more photos from the Secret Beach trip. 1) This remnant of a wooden boat had letters attached to it at one time that seem to spell Coos … Continue reading

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Coburn Mystery: Chapter 29 (Original Draft)

By June Morrall (Photo: The Swanton House.) The shoreline of Pebble Beach was rocky, and the pebbles, or stones, that been rolled and tumbled by the tides until they were polished smooth were ankle deep. The bright pebbles ranged in … Continue reading

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