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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PHeymont ·
We must have passed Pigeon Point on our way to see the seals on a February visit to SF about 10 years ago...I wish I had known! Besides the seals, the highlight of that trip was breakfast in a roadside diner surrounded by avocado farms...a product reflected in practically every breakfast on the menu!
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
In that part of the coast, it's more likely to have been artichokes, grown there and all the way down to Salinas/Monterey. Avocados are a Southern California crop.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

DrFumblefinger ·
When I lived in So California, an acquaintance was an avocado farmer. He informed us that at the time about 10% of the avocado crop was stolen each year -- probably higher now. The most stolen crop in America, and impossible to trace I love old lighthouses and their setting on the roughest places on the coast. Thanks for sharing this one with us, PM.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
I'm not surprised about the avocado theft, guacamole being one of the CA food groups.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PHeymont ·
I didn't mean to imply purloined produce...just that as a local product, they had a high place on the menu. From the conversations around us, it appeared that many of the others were growers...
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

DrFumblefinger ·
PHeymont -- did not mean to imply that your restaurant proprietors were thieves. Just to point out that the crop you were surrounded by is a target of theft.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
Gentlemen, I think you missed my point somewhere above. Artichokes grow in Northern California, avocados in Southern California. As far as I've observed, never the twain shall meet. Just to confirm, is this it? If so, not avocado.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PHeymont ·
No, really, we know the difference. And we saw the avocados and ate them. I haven't found production figures yet for San Mateo County yet, but it is significant.
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
I see no mention of avocados: https://agwm.smcgov.org/sites/...26%20PDF%20Print.pdf
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Re: Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Dgems ·
Great. I will be in Santa Cruz in a couple of weeks with HS friends and suggest we go thePigeon Point lighthouse! thanks again for a wonderful journey! Denia
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Re: Viewing the Northern Lights: Tips and Techniques

GarryRF ·
Thanks. Some wonderful advice given. Love to see some more pix if you have some. And maybe some idea of exposure and time used to get your best pix. Interesting blog.
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Re: Viewing the Northern Lights: Tips and Techniques

PHeymont ·
Me, too! Spent 9 days in Iceland a few years ago waiting for the clouds to clear, and I realize that if they had, I had very little idea of how best to photograph them!
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Re: Viewing the Northern Lights: Tips and Techniques

MAD Travel Diaries ·
I wished 'd known this on my first adventure to see the Northern Lights in Norway, suffice to say those photos weren't great at all. Fantastic tips to keep in mind when I do venture to see them again.
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Re: Viewing the Northern Lights: Tips and Techniques

DrFumblefinger ·
Having grown up in Canada, I recall some spectacular displays of the Northern Lights, especially when I was young. What always impresses me is how they seem alive. I need to head to Northern Canada sometime in the next few years to see if I can get some photos of the lights. Great piece! Great photos! Thanks for all the advice.
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Re: Viewing the Northern Lights: Tips and Techniques

IslandMan ·
excellent post and pics...thanks for the photography tips too, especially with a subject like the Northern Lights
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Re: Road Trip, More Day 2: Point Cabrillo Light Station

Marilyn Jones ·
Interesting article; fantastic photos!!
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Re: Sept. 27, 2017: Balloon Man Running, Denver

DrFumblefinger ·
That's a fun piece, Sam! I do love finding an interesting piece of street art.
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Re: Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas - Part 1 of 3

PHeymont ·
What a fascinating idea! It sort of fits with the Eiffel Tower in Las Vegas, but a 'bit' less commercial. I'm looking forward to the rest...
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Re: Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas - Part 1 of 3

Samantha ·
Thanks for the nice comment. Hope you enjoy the rest
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Re: The Future of the Aircraft Cabin Interior, according to Boeing

Travel Rob ·
I think the best thing Boeing did was make the windows bigger in the 787.
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Coastal California: Pigeon Point Lighthouse

PortMoresby ·
  Officially called the Pigeon Point Light Station, it’s been my sentinel, standing at the edge of my personal territory, telling me I’m nearing, or leaving, my family on the coastside of the Bay Area, south of San Francisco.  I...
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The Future of the Aircraft Cabin Interior, according to Boeing

DrFumblefinger ·
What does Boeing foresee in the aircraft cabin of the near future? Lighting and projection play a big role....
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Cape Disappointment State Park - Where Gumbo Was #240

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L took Gumbo to the State of Washington to visit Cape Disappointment State Park and its two lighthouses.
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Sept. 27, 2017: Balloon Man Running, Denver

Samantha ·
A whimsical sculpture in Denver caught Samantha's interest; she shares views of it in different lights and times.
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Blue-light bandits in Geneva hit tourists and UN

PHeymont ·
Geneva's real police use a variety of vehicles        Photo: Krokodyl / Wikimedia   The United Nations, which has a variety of agencies headquartered in Geneva, warned its staff last week that fake cops have been ripping off...
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Austria extends 'marriage equality' to traffic lights

PHeymont ·
The green man who welcomes you to cross the street in most of the world has become more diverse in Austria, with Vienna's installation of lights that show couples crossing the street, with hearts connecting them. They come in same-sex and mixed-gender...
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Road Trip, More Day 2: Point Cabrillo Light Station

PortMoresby ·
  Not quite recovered from the long drive the day before, and having just walked a couple of miles around the Mendocino Coast Botanical Garden, had I realized the extent of the hike required to get to and from the the lighthouse at Point...
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Viewing the Northern Lights: Tips and Techniques

YarnsofWhalesandSnow ·
When you see the Northern Lights for the first time, they seem unreal. Almost magical, maybe even scary to some. The Aurora Borealis is one of the most spectacular natural phenomena you can observe and well worth a journey to the northern parts of the...
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Lake Havasu Lighthouse Replicas - Part 1 of 3

Samantha ·
Lake Havasu, Arizona has become “the city with most lighthouses in America,” thanks to its collection of 1/3 scale lighthouses from everywhere.
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Paris' New Year celebration will go on, but quietly

PHeymont ·
Paris's traditional outdoor New Year's Eve celebration on the Champs-Elysees will happen this year, but will be a much more low-key affair than in the past. In the aftermath of last month's terror attacks, there had been thoughts it would be canceled. It will be a very different event, with no fireworks (for fear they might spark panic) and security measures to control crowds and keep too large a crowd from forming around the Arc de Triomphe. In place of the fireworks, there will be a...
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Jan. 21, 2018: Friday Night Lights at Forks, Washington

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L attended a high school football game and found the crowd as interesting as the game.
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Grays Harbor: Sea Lions, Sandpipers and BBQ

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes a day trip from Aberdeen to the Pacific coast and encounters the local wildlife.
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Jan. 7, 2019: Jacksonville Zoolights

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob sees another impressive lighting display in Florida at the Zoo in Jacksonville.
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St Augustine Night of Lights

Travel Rob ·
Travel Rob visits another Light Display in Florida and finds this one a little too popular.
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