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To See the Sea

Dirk sez… in Relax, it is far worse than you can possibly imagine.

Off to Crater lake, one of the seven natural wonders of the world. Go a couple times a year, every time the initial sighting is stunning,,,,,, Mother Nature at her finest.

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I’m down with Dirk for Crater Lake…. been there twice and yearn to go again — and again –and again –and again, etc. –to contemplate that blue found nowhere else –and its depths that no man knows and that it is fed by –a fountain that was not made by the hand of man.

Alas, not this week.

I am off to see the sea at Ft. Bragg to escape the heatsink of Chico this week with temps at 107 and down.

Ft. Bragg on the coast is scheduled for some warm days too… temps could go as high as 60. I will report in from time to time but I do need to see the sea even if my feet prevent me from wading in the sand.

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  • Cris June 26, 2021, 11:01 AM

    You can see photos and people can tell you about it, but nothing prepares you for that first look over the rim.

  • Dr. Chaotica June 26, 2021, 6:10 PM

    I was initially confused by your reference to Ft. Bragg being on the coast, because I live in North Carolina. The only Ft. Bragg I was aware of was the military installation in Fayetteville, which is definitely NOT on the coast. But I see now that California has its own Ft. Bragg. Interesting.

  • jwm June 26, 2021, 8:22 PM

    Got a note from Troy, Prez of the bicycle gang. We’re riding down early to see the sea at it’s butt kicking best. Tomorrow morning there are big waves predicted for The Wedge, in Newport Beach. Big Wedge is one of the best shows in So Cal. Huge waves usually break hundreds of yards out to sea, the bigger the swell, the farther out. At The Wedge, ten and twelve foot waves explode right on the sand, often in less than a foot of water. Guys go out there and surf it, boogie, body, and now on boards. Hoag Memorial Hospital, there in Newport, puts on extra ER staff every time there is a big swell at The Wedge. If it’s really good they’ll keep an ambulance waiting on the sand.


  • Snakepit Kansas June 27, 2021, 5:27 AM

    I was unaware of such beautiful national park in Oregon. As I edge closer to retirement this is one that might make the visit list. We drove to and spent most of a week at Yellowstone last year. The mention of a crater lake takes me to Tagaytay Philippines which also sports a similar and impressive view. My favorite restaurant on the planet sits on the edge of the crater. Josephine’s. It is often enveloped by clouds which temporarily hide the view across the lake. Traditional Filipno there food is always good. Steep hillsides on the drive up have many pineapple crop fields. A look over the edge of the crater give view of non-stop jungle.

  • Uncle Jefe June 28, 2021, 1:04 PM

    Ft Bragg, California, just up from the town of Mendocino…
    We own a camp on the Noyo River 14 miles in from Ft Bragg off of Hwy 20.
    Camp Noyo…we rent out campsites to the public.
    Ft Bragg is still America… fishing industry survives, logging still happens (though most mills are long-since shut).