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My hikers page, lots of mostly local hiking pictures.
On Monday, 12 November 2012, we had a low (-1) tide at mid-afternoon. I took a few pictures of Montara Beach at a -1 tide with the sandbars visible. I hadn't realized how far off shore the sand bars went (at least, at this time of year). I saw people walking about 100 yards off the beach, and only up to their knees. I went out about an hour after low tide, and the trough between the beach and the bars was sometimes waist deep. In addition to the low tide, there were almost no swells, so everything was pretty calm.
On Sunday, 4 November, we had beautiful weather, and big waves, with lots of crashing spray, as well as lots of pelicans. Here's some pictures from the Montara Reef.
On Sunday, 17 May 2012, we had an almost annular eclipse. We weren't quite far enough north for a true annular eclipse, but we got most of it. Here's some pictures and movies of the progress of the eclipse.
On 1 April 2012 there was high surf in Montara. I took these movies pictures of the high surf at several points on the reef and beach in Montara, and the bluffs above. There are lots of pictures and movies... The surf had been even higher in the early morning, so there was lots of foam, and it was difficult to see the ground (and therefore dangerous walking) in places. I saw a few waves that must have been over 20 feet, but didn't get pictures or movies of them. A few times I saw spray being thrown up at least 50 feet, up towards Devil's Slide.
On Sunday, 22 Jan 2012, we had the first large surf since we moved to Montara, and I went down on the reef and Montara Beach , just after high tide. Lot's of big spray, crashing waves, and the waves were washing the bottom of the cliff on most of Montara Beach. I did see one surfer try to go out several times, but he kept getting washed back.
On Friday, 7 Jan 2012, There were big waves all day, and I was home catching up from vacation, so I went down and watched, and took these pictures. The prediction was for 13 foot waves, and some of them may have been that large.
On Wednesday, 20 July 2011, I walked from our home down to the reef at the foot of 8th Street in Montara, after work, to explore and watch the sunset
Saturday, 26 Feb 2011 was supposed to be a snow day. We were predicted to have snow all over the Bay Area, down to sea level, even. It didn't really happen, although it was chilly. Very little snow evident, but we did have a dusting on the ridges near Higgens Purissima south of Half Moon Bay, and some ice on some winshields. Still have flowers in bloom./configure These shots were all taken just after sunrise.
Montara Beach sunset, the day after we closed on our Montara home
Gale, my Mom, and I had a nice picnic at Rock Springs, and then drove to the top of Mt Tam, and walked up to the top and admired the view (including my Moms house, in the first 2 pictures, marked with a white arrow)
We walked over to the bluff above Mavericks to watch the contest. Saw lots of people, had a good breakfast, Gale got soaked by spray from a really big wave, we saw some of the surfing, and had a fun adventure. It also shows how fast erosion is happening; a big slab of concrete fell between the 30 January set and this set taken on 13 Feburary 2010
Surf breaking over bluffs and road at Miramar at very high tide, 30 Jan 2010
Netting Bruce and Lisa's vineyeard, 30 Aug 2009.
Bike ride from Los Altos, up Redwood Gulch, Skyline, down Page Mill and return, 5 July 2009.
Bike ride from SF Train station to Tiburon, and return on the ferry, 4 July 2009.
Kate Wolf Memorial Festival, 2009.
Pictures from Vichy Hot Springs, where I stayed while attending the Kate Wolf music festival this year. A pleasant place to stay and soak, and some nice short hikes as well.
|A picture of me at Royal Arches (above the Ahwanee) around 1979, taken by my ex. This is a picture of picture, hence the flash flare.|
|My farewell from SGI T-shirt, enscribed ;) by my co-workers. (front view) Yes, that is an Redtail Ale in my hand, after which I named my home system (my work system at SGI was anchor, named after Anchor Steam Beer. That was actually a series of systems, as I worked on new systems (4D/20, 4D/35, Indigo2, and finally, an MP/MXI OCTANE).||My farewell from SGI T-shirt, enscribed ;) by my co-workers. (back view)|
|At SGI's 1994 picnic, another in my balloon hat tradition.||Eating habanero hamburgers at the Prince of Wales pub. A somewhat bizarre SGI tradition...|
|A double exposure of me and CD||This is a (almost literally!) once in a lifetime picture of me in a tie. It's the first time that I've worn a tie since I was a teenager, and it may well be the last time. It was part of a "dress differently" theme part at SGI. Yes, that *is* an Microsoft/SGI shirt, also, and I'm not exactly a fan of MS. It's about as different from normal as I'm likely to ever be, short of wearing a suit, which is even less likely; the last time I did that was at a wedding when I was 7 or 8 years old!|
The image of me in a tie was cropped from this picture of Gerry Lohr, Betsy Zeller, and I at the SSBU's Winterfair 2000.
This is a picture I just recently found from my days at Fortune Systems. It's from the company picnic in the summer of 1985.
As far as I can tell, I'm not in it anywhere, but it's hard to tell for sure even with a magnifying lens in bright sunlight. The large image is 128KB, 1024x771. Unfortunately, at this resolution, it's hard to see anybody. I've therefore got one more scanned at a higher resolution. This one is 600KB, and 1940x1461. Still tough to see much, unfortunately.
|After I tore my biceps tendon (stupidly strong bouldering accident)|
|On right showing bicep moved up arm (compare to photo of left arm on left) because it's no longer attached to the bone on the bottom after tendon rupture (torn from bone below biceps).||Bandage over splint, day after surgery|
|Family pictures. I keep meaning to add more, but somehow don't get around to it.|
|A picture of my dad and some of his co-workers at what is now Caltrans, taken in 1956. My dad is 2nd from the right, and the picture was given to my dad for his 70th birthday (his last, he succumbed to cancer shortly afterward) by his friend Bob Crockett (2nd from left).|
|My mom, hiking on Blithedale Ridge.||My mom and dad, circa 1991|
|Kevin Torah repair||Kevin around age 2 on Stanford Mausoleum sphinx|
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