2008 Pictures

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SPRING 2008
Novato and Arizona
and
Oregon Coast with Lighthouses Fall 2008  

California

Skipping through Oregon and Northern California, through the Red Woods on HWY101.
Then taking HWY 1 to and via the California Coast to Novato.

     
Hwy #1 North California where
it meets the Pacific Ocean (N-California)


PT Arena Light on HWY 1, South of Fort Bragg (CA)

Novato, (CA)
 

     
Lilli and Nik at a swim meet in Novato Pool (CA)

At the Golden State Park on a Sunday afternoon
     
Eric, Sjoukje and Irene watching Lilli and Nik            Irene with a giant Honey Bee (botanical garden)

San Francisco to Arizona

     
Green Power for Palm Springs.                                                             Joshua Tree National Park

Arizona
Arizona Sonora Desert Museum

     
Clarinet Cup Cactus in Bloom.
 

     
Beavertail Cactus                                                       Barrel Cactus

     
Flowers                                                                   Saguaro Cactus
 

     
Prickly Pear Cactus at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum


Kitt Observatory with a 4 meter telescope, one of  24.

     
San Xavier Mission still in use since the Spaniards (South of Tucson)

     
Coronado National Park at the Mexican border                                                       Chainfruit Cholla

     
History in Bisbee's - copper mining equipment                 Slaughter Ranch at the border (South East AZ)



Slaughter Ranch at the border (South East AZ)

     
Douglas Hotel entrance stairs                                   Shoot-out at the OK Corral (Enactment)


Casa Grande ruins


How to start with a bridge over the Colorado River at Hoover Dam


Two more days to drive home.
Lunch Picnic along Hwy 395.

2008 summer
Europe trip with Anja

to
Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland
and via Paris to England
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Fall of 2008
Lighthouses of Oregon


Starting at Pacific City, South of Tillamook

     
Lonely beach, retrieving fishing boat.                                             Sunset at Newport harbor.

     
Seals are borrowing sleeping platforms in Newport harbor                           Yaquina Head Light.

     
Lamp of Lighthouse.                            Yaquina Head, view from top of Lighthouse.

     
Puffin and Sea Otter

           
Yaquina Bay at Newport                                   Very old and tall tree.                                     Irene in comparison.

           
Blow hole at Perpetua State Park.                                                                                                     Perpetua Head with the many blow holes.

     
Heceta Lighthouse.

     
Florence - Harbor, board walk and market.

     
Finding a spot on the beach                                   Board kiting

           
Umpqua River Lighthouse, from the road and from the beach.

           

Cape Arago State Park - lots of sea lions.

                 
Cape Arago State Park Arboretum.

     
Cape Arago State Park Arboretum

     
Lonely tree on top of rock.


Cape Arago Lighthouse on an island.

           
Removal of a large freighter, New Carissa, on the Oregon Beach - Last remnant to be cut up (right)

     
Irene at Coquille River Lighthouse (Bandon).

     
Cape Blanco Lighthouse, 10mi N of Port Orford.

     
Port Orford boatyard and boat lift. No boat moorage here.

     
Along the Rogue River old growth trees, 12 m E of Gold Beach.

     
Large Douglas Tree and a Myrtle Wood tree.

From here we went home via a lonely pass to Grants Pass and via I5 North to Hillsboro.

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