We sent two days at Fort Bragg, California over Thanksgiving weekend. Visited two lighthouses and Glass Beach…which is at the end of Elm Street.
Glass Beach is the leftovers of a 1949 public dump…most everything was cleaned up around 1967, but lots of glass stayed behind and continues to be washed up. The whole beach is covered in glass…I kept throwing the not so tumbled pieces back into the ocean. I picked a few pieces up, along with a ceramic insulator/spark plug and some pottery shards.
Adding a picture of the beach to show HOW MUCH glass is there…there is so much, I just picked a few pieces. I did see families out there with buckets.
We like to go up to Portola and Sierra Valley quite a bit…and I always see something new at the Western Pacific Railroad Museum to take pictures of. Even though it’s probably the same thing I saw before, just in a different light.
So bear with me…going to post more photos of the area that I took on 11 October 09.
First three photographs are taken just east of Portola on the middle fork of the Feather River…dropped my husband off there and he rode his bike along the path to the train museum where by then, I was walking around waiting for him.
The rest are from the Western Pacific Railroad Museum…at the rail yard. You’ll probably figure out that I like textures.
We have a favorite area that we like to take rides up to ~ Sierra Valley (Chilcoot, Loyalton, Sierraville) and then on over to Portola, Ca.
I’ve driven by the Vinton-Chilcoot Cemetery a gazillon times, but have never stopped…that is until last Sunday.
There are some beautiful carved statues on some of those tombstones…thought I’d share. The place is dedicated to the Swiss-Italian Dairymen that settled the Sierra Valley in the mid-1800’s.
I absolutely LOVE this statue…she’s beautiful!
So is this pretty wee angel ~