We drove out to the Spiral Jetty yesterday. The road’s better than last time but the jetty is much closer to submerged. I walked out in jeans and boots, mid-thigh deep. The clothes are brittle now, crusted with salt.
After we walked the jetty we climbed up the hillside and looked at the lake, drinking beer and watching people come and go. K the hydrologist (and our driver and host) said the level will likely rise a bit in the coming year. La nina? You never know though. The jetty was submerged for more than a decade in the…80’s? Maybe it’ll go under again and I can tell people “I saw it when…”
Look at this thing! San Diego CA today. It looks like my great aunt’s lawn ornamented yard, only…on the sea. This is the next door neighbor boat. I have to meet these people.
Scrubbing, whistling, getting clean, and looking out at this
There’s a place in my heart for Eureka California. Arcata, five miles north,
with its college and town square, is the looker of the pair of cities, but Eureka has something. Good bone structure? Old brick, old houses, a layout that makes sense. But Eureka is depressing, and as economically depressed, as a California town can be. It gives the passerby two options: focus on what’s there (and what’s not) or focus on what could be.
I had 10 minutes in Eureka. The fuelie at the dock had already launched into his antigovernment mumbo jumbo, so I climbed the ladder and tried to get my land legs back. I wobbled. I thought about touching the ground, just to do it. Instead I walked fast, determined to see as much as I could. I got a few blocks, took pictures, and went back to the boat.
i’m south of San Francisco now, across from Monterrey bay, and two days ago in Eureka was the last time my feet were on the ground.
and Vancouver Island in the background
boy climbing on birdbath
alien holding football
hare wearing toga and medallions, sitting on bench
small bird on large stump
large bird on small stump
special thanks to LA and JP for making this happen
Thanks to Aaron for pointing it out
nothing can stop her flaming heart
S Angeline St
S Nebraska St
S Harney St
S Chicago St
S Nevada St
S Andover St
Ohio Ave S
Utah Ave S
louis g’s pizza
northwest mobile advertising
indian smoke shop
pacific coast sales and service
seattle truck and tractor
first class pub and grill
cinco de mayo mexican store