Travels and Images
WEEK 27 2006
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Saturday 8 July
- took the dog for a long walk. She was exhausted by the time we got
back - black dogs don't do too well in the hot sun, and she hadn't had
a lot of exercise lately.
Friday 7 July
Friday - in Martinez. I've read a couple books while on vacation. Book #27 is In The Last Analysis,
by Amanda Cross. The detective in this particular series, Kate Fansler,
is an upper crust professor of English around whom (who?) murders are
always being committed. Sometimes these things work, sometimes they
don't. I'd say this book didn't really work. "Boring and pretentious"
is how one other reviewer described it. I can recall reading a couple
of other novels in this series and enjoying them, some years ago. I
don't know if my taste's have changed or it was just a bad book.
Perhaps a bit of both.
Book #28 is The Best Western Stories of Loren D. Estelman.
I liked these a bit better than the Cross book, but they were a little
weird. Sort of "hard boiled" westerns, taking place from the 1860's to
the 1920's, mostly ending with an O'Henry twist. Not too bad, but not
Louis L'amour either.
Thursday 6 July 2006
- on the road, north to San Francisco. After dropping someone off I
went down to Ocean Beach and took a couple of pics (warm, sunny, not
too windy), then headed east to visit with my Dad for a couple of days.
Ok, I admit it. I got lost in SF and headed for the beach because I
know how to get home from there, and it looked like less traffic than
downtown at 7:00 pm.
Wednesday 5 July 2006
- at the beach.
Tuesday 4 July
Tuesday - at the beach. Happy Fourth of
July to the US of A! We watched the annual parade in Cayucos. It was
quite a bit smaller than in previous years, which is a relief. It was
up to 100+ floats and entries a couple of years ago and took hours. This year it was about 60 entries and only took an hour. The crowd may have been a bit smaller, but not by much!
Monday 3 July 2006
Monday - at the beach.
Sunday 2 July
Sunday - on the road, up to Cayucos for a
few days. I had company: two twelve year old boys who were, in fact,
good company. The Explorer was loaded up with folding chairs, boogie
boards, skim boards, food, and assorted bits of bric-a-brac for a
sister in San Francisco. And we were off...
Photo Notes: The
Norsea, hauled out for surveying, in Oxnard. The day had just a bit of
marine layer overcast (as you can see in the picture) and was a nice
65F, forty degrees cooler than Lancaster!
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