Sunday, August 21, 2016

Running on the Jumbo track

Medford, Massachusetts
Baby Jumbo at the track. I did a short, slow track workout today on the Ellis Oval at Tufts.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Virgelle Ferry, Montana

A while ago, I wrote about the Rocky Hill to Glastonbury ferry in Connecticut. I mentioned the Virgelle ferry across the Missouri River in Montana. I recently came across this wonderful photograph of the Virgelle ferry:

Virgelle Ferry, near Loma, Montana. Photograph by Gary Splittberger.
Gary Splittberger, who took the photograph, tells me that there are two other small cable ferries across the Missouri in Montana: the Carter Ferry and the Stafford-McClelland Ferry. I see another trip to Montana in my future.

More on the Virgelle Ferry here (or you can do a search for Virgelle Ferry).

Sunday, August 7, 2016

View from the marine terrace, Santa Cruz

The shoreline near Santa Cruz is pretty cool. This article about marine terraces on the Mobile Ranger blog explains it.

Santa Cruz, California

Santa Cruz, California

View from the second marine terrace on Back Ranch Road.

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Public art: Mission Street, Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz Mission, Santa Cruz, California
There's lots of formal and informal public art around Santa Cruz. Last spring, a large group of volunteers installed this large mosaic mural at the entrance to the Santa Cruz Mission. Two students at the middle school designed the mural.

Santa Cruz, California
This is the plaque with the artists and supporters.

UCSC Tanks, Santa Cruz, California
There's some art in the woods above UC Santa Cruz.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Rail rider, Santa Cruz

Wilder Ranch, Santa Cruz, California

I was riding home after a longer-than-expected exploration of the Smith Grade area in Santa Cruz, when I spied this guy putt-putting up the coastal rail line. You can barely see him among the brussels sprouts (Click on the photograph for a larger view).

While he used a powered cart, he reminded me of this hilarious account of a similar wind-powered adventure in Montana, recounted by the inimitable Bill Vaughn.