Point Arena to Gordon’s Beach, May 30th 2009.

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Dörte Mann does not like the fishy smell in the Pont Arena Cove parking lot
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Approximate location: 38.91426N / 123.71015W.

Loading the kayaks at Pont Arena Cove
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Approximate location: 38.91426N / 123.7102W.

Calm water in Pont Arena Cove
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Approximate location: 38.91729N / 123.72498W.

Dave Littlejohn and Dörte Mann in Pont Arena Cove
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Approximate location: 38.91729N / 123.72498W.

A cave just outside Pont Arena Cove
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Approximate location: 38.91795N / 123.72618W.

A row of arches framing the Point Arena Lighthouse
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Approximate location: 38.9225N / 123.72833W.

Narrow arch near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.92267N / 123.72844W.

An arch frames the Point Arena Lighthouse
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Approximate location: 38.92325N / 123.72861W.

Arch with low water underneith. We washed through it anyway!
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Approximate location: 38.92325N / 123.72861W.

Cave near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.92344N / 123.72865W.

Peek at the Point Arena Lighthouse
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Approximate location: 38.92351N / 123.72867W.

Arch near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.92381N / 123.72923W.

Dörte Mann in front of the row of arches near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.92396N / 123.72891W.

Dave Littlejohn in a washover with the Point Arena Lighthouse beyond
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Approximate location: 38.92392N / 123.72886W.

Dave Littlejohn and Dörte Mann rock gardening to Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.92445N / 123.72886W.

Dave Littlejohn in front of cave near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.92465N / 123.72876W.

Rock garden near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.92469N / 123.72882W.

Dave Littlejohn in front of long cave near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.92862N / 123.72985W.

Dörte Mann outside long cave near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.92829N / 123.72871W.

Pillar Post Cave near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.93057N / 123.72771W.

The Stornetta Ranch Waterfall
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Approximate location: 38.93104N / 123.7268W.

Dave Littlejohn in front of the Stornetta Ranch Waterfall
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Approximate location: 38.931N / 123.72676W.

I land in a crack near the Stornetta Ranch Waterfall
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Approximate location: 38.93065N / 123.72646W.

Dave Littlejohn viewed from the top of the Stornetta Ranch Waterfall
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Approximate location: 38.93065N / 123.72646W.

Dörte Mann viewed from the top of the Stornetta Ranch Waterfall
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Approximate location: 38.93065N / 123.72646W.

The Stornetta Ranch Waterfall
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Approximate location: 38.93065N / 123.72646W.

Views from the top of the Stornetta Ranch Waterfall
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Approximate location: 38.93042N / 123.72689W.

Water starts the drop from the Stornetta Ranch Waterfall
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Approximate location: 38.93042N / 123.72689W.

The Stornetta Ranch Waterfall
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Approximate location: 38.93035N / 123.72691W.

Inside an arch near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.93246N / 123.7271W.

Entrance to the Found on Google Sinkhole
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Approximate location: 38.93392N / 123.72665W.

Dörte Mann and Dave Littlejohn inside the Found on Google Sinkhole
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Approximate location: 38.93392N / 123.72655W.

The post in the entrance to the Found on Google Sinkhole
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Approximate location: 38.93392N / 123.72655W.

One of the Gardpost Rocks near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.93435N / 123.72683W.

Dave Littlejohn paddling past Sea Lion Rocks near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.93668N / 123.72811W.

Dave Littlejohn and Dörte Mann rock gardening near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.93829N / 123.72989W.

Dave Littlejohn and Dörte Mann entering the arch on Sea Lion Rocks
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Approximate location: 38.93752N / 123.7308W.

Dave Littlejohn inside the arch on Sea Lion Rocks
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Approximate location: 38.9372N / 123.73082W.

Dörte Mann at the north end of Sea Lion Rocks
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Approximate location: 38.9372N / 123.73082W.

The big arch at the north end of Sea Lion Rocks
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Approximate location: 38.93752N / 123.73133W.

Small arch near Point Arena, now blocked off at one end
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Approximate location: 38.939N / 123.7309W.

Dave Littlejon rock gardening near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.94872N / 123.7364W.

Small arch near Point Arena
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Approximate location: 38.95085N / 123.73805W.

The Point Arena Lighthouse
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Approximate location: 38.95426N / 123.74125W.

Rock gardening arround the Point Arena Lighthouse
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Approximate location: 38.9351N / 123.72951W.

The natural warf structure on Sea Lion Rocks
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Approximate location: 38.9351N / 123.72951W.

This used to be a cave on Sea Lion Rocks, it collapsed since I first saw it
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Approximate location: 38.92754N / 123.72859W.

Dave Littlejohn in the row of arches again
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Approximate location: 38.92372N / 123.72882W.

There are many side arches and skylights in the row of arches
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Approximate location: 38.92372N / 123.72882W.


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