Monthly Archives: July 2008

Still Searching for Monty Parker: Amazing "Cruise the Coast" Trip with John Vonderlin

Who is Monty Parker? Story & Photos by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi June, A few days ago Meg and I decided to reconnoiter the Acid Beach area, while out on a “Cruise the Coast” expedition, with the idea of looking for … Continue reading

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On Kelphorns & Knots: Story/Pix by John Vonderlin

Email John Vonderlin (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi Russell, I was just looking at some of your geometric creations on various websites. Pretty amazing. I’m afraid my lack of knowledge of your specialty makes the jargon seem like a foreign language though. I … Continue reading

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South Coast & Hank Bradley's Beach Kingdom

Email John Vonderlin (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Email Russell Towle (russelltowle@gmail.com) John Vonderlin (JV) Yes, the jeep road Hank Bradley would access his beach kingdom from still exists. It suffered some damage from the spectacularly high tide/big wave event we had this Spring, but … Continue reading

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The Remote South Coast: "People Found a Way…." Story by Russell Towle

Story & Photo by Russell Towle Email Russell (russelltowle@gmail.com) Interesting to see the old photo. A good indication of how remote that part of the coast was, way back when. I never heard that rock called “Alligator Rock,” nor “Cape … Continue reading

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South Coast: Alligator Rock

Story & Photos by John Vonderlin Email John (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Hi Russell, A few emails ago I mentioned where the San Mateo/Santa Cruz county line was on the coast. It’s located below the Waddell Bluffs, where Highway 1 descends toward Waddell … Continue reading

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Historians & Nature Lovers: Hike the Beautiful Butano With An Expert….Mike Merritt

Story by Mike Merritt, Butano State Park Seasonal Interpreter Hi June, In August I am putting on some special interest hikes at Butano State Park. On Sunday Aug. 10 at 1:00, I am leading a two hour hike on the … Continue reading

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Here's the Pix: Where's the Fog Whistle? Story by John Vonderlin

All photos below are from the California Coastal Records Project (CCRP). Email John Vonderlin (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Email Russell Towle (russelltowle@gmail.com) Hi Russell, Yes. I see the trouble in the positioning of the reputed Fog Whistle building in the photo. It seems … Continue reading

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1930s: Memorial Park

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Forbidden Ano Nuevo: The Ins and Outs

Email John Vonderlin (benloudman@sbcglobal.net) Email Russell Towle (russelltowle@gmail.com) John Vonderlin (JV) The attached file is a Google Earth photo of Ano Nuevo Island showing the water cachment next to the Fog Whistle building. I assume the sloped larger light area … Continue reading

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There were TWO fog whistles…with one at Ano Nuevo

John Vonderlin (JV):   Here are some pages from Harvey Mowry’s book that concern the Fog Whistle. He gave me permission to use his book for educational purposes when I called him a month or so ago to track down … Continue reading

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