The following images were all taken near the same location, ~39.36143/123.818657:

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Surfing waves at Caspar the Friendly Beach
Taken on 9/28/2010 .
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Burried in a wave at Caspar the Friendly Beach
Taken on 9/28/2010 .
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The waves at Smugglers Cove were still good the next day
Taken on 9/27/2009 .
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Bill Vonnegut riding a glassy wave at Smugglers Cove
Taken on 9/26/2009 .
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Jonathan Percel paddling out of Noyo Harbor in the fog
Taken on 9/25/2009 .
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Calm water behind the reef north of Noyo Harbor
Taken on 9/25/2009 .
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Dennis rock gardening north of Noyo Harbor
Taken on 9/25/2009 .
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Elizabeth rock gardening in Noyo Harbor
Taken on 9/25/2009 .
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Cate of Liquid Fusion Kayaks stuck on pour over No Name
Taken on 9/25/2009 .
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Cate and Jeff on No Name
Taken on 9/25/2009 .
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Nose of a kayakk coming out of the toilet bowl at No Name
Taken on 9/25/2009 .
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John Somers going over No Name
Taken on 9/25/2009 .
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Jeff going over No Name
Taken on 9/25/2009 .
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Dave Littlejohn showing off his Greenland boat
Taken on 10/4/2008 .
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A damp weather hitchiker on Jeff Laxier's helmet
Taken on 10/4/2008 .
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TAKS kayakers heading out into big water
Taken on 10/4/2008 .
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Maligiaq Padilla demonstrates Greenland rolling in Big River at TAKS
Taken on 10/4/2008 .
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Artistic optical effect and Maligiaq Padilla
Taken on 10/4/2008 .
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Dubside demonstrates Qajaasaarneq rope training
Taken on 10/4/2008 .
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Getting ready to launch at Russian Gulch for TAKS
Taken on 10/3/2008 .
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A new reason for entering a cave: To get out of the rain
Taken on 10/3/2008 .
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Ken Mannshardt, the Mayor of Mendo
Taken on 9/14/2008 .
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Mary Ann Furda exiting an arch
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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BASKers entering a large cave
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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A mild wave inside an arch
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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Beautiful Mendocino County arch
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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Mary Ann Furda collected a new souveneer
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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Wave breaking over offshore reef
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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The Point Cabrillo Lighthouse from offshore
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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The water is calm behind the reef at Point Cabrillo
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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Jonathan Purcell threading through the shortcut to Caspar Anchorage
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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Jonathan Purcell and Mark landed for lunch at Caspar Beach
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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Mary Ann Furda landed for lunch at Caspar Beach
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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Kate DesLauriers visits us for lunch at Caspar Beach
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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Mark looking for a good place to catch abalone
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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Mark inside the fijord at Point Cabrillo
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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Greg Berman and Marcus come by while we are abalone diving
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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My kayak hauled out on an offshore rock for abalone diving
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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Robby Lombardo dressed up for the BASK party
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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The eating begins at the BASK Mendo party
Taken on 9/13/2008 .
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BASKers getting ready to launch at Russian Gulch State Park
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Jonathan Purcell getting ready to launch at Russian Gulch State Park
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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The first arch at Russian Gulch State Park
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Jonathin Purcell at Russian Gulch State Park
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Mary Ann Furda entering an arch near Russian Gulch State Park
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Another arch near Russian Gulch State Park
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Multiple arches near Russian Gulch State Park
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Jonathan Purcell exiting an arch near Russian Gulch State Park
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Mary Ann Furda in shallow water
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Jonathan Purcell exiting an arch near Russian Gulch State Park
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Looking back at an arch from the next cave
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Mary Ann Furda exiting a large cave
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Jonathan Purcell exiting a large cave
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Jonatnan Purcell surfing through an arch
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Jonatnan Purcell landing for a snack break
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Mary Ann Furda and Jonatnan Purcell landed for a snack break
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Beautiful arch in a cave
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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My kayak landed on an offshore rock
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Jonathan Purcell landed on an offshore rock
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Mary Ann Furda landed on an offshore rock
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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Mary Ann Furda, Dennis Holton and Jonathan Purcell landed on an offshore rock
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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One of the abalone Dennis Holton cauht
Taken on 9/12/2008 .
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BASKers launching at Russian Gulch State Park
Taken on 9/15/2007 .
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Joe Petolino rock gardening at Russian Gulch State Park
Taken on 9/15/2007 .
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A narrow cave in the Menodcino Headlands
Taken on 9/15/2007 .
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Maryly Snow in rough water in the Menodcino Headlands
Taken on 9/15/2007 .
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A narrow cave in the Menodcino Headlands
Taken on 9/15/2007 .
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The end of the cave in the Menodcino Headlands
Taken on 9/15/2007 .
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Don Fleming in the Menodcino Headlands
Taken on 9/15/2007 .
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Joe Petolino and Kate DesLauriers in the Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 9/15/2007 .
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The newly rebuilt Cabrillo Lighthouse
Taken on 3/1/2002 .
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Jenning Gee ready to hit the surf at Caspar Beach
Taken on 2/9/2001 .
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Linda Garbesi ready to hit the surf at Caspar Beach
Taken on 2/9/2001 .
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Maryly Snow studdying the surf at Caspar Beach
Taken on 2/9/2001 .
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Tom Pickford exhausted after surf practice at Caspar Beach
Taken on 2/9/2001 .
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BASK Clinic students relaxing after surf practice at Caspar Beach
Taken on 2/9/2001 .
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Lori Hogan, Karen Wagner, at Cabrillo Lighthouse
Taken on 3/4/2000 .
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Andy Chamberlin at Cabrillo Lighthouse
Taken on 3/4/2000 .
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My Scupper and Maryly's X1 ready to launch at Russian Gulch Beach
Taken on 8/7/1999 .
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Maryly near Russian Gulch in her Tsunami X1
Taken on 8/7/1999 .
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Celebrants at the official lighting of the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Taken on 8/6/1999 .
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Maryly and I went abalone diving Friday afternoon at Van Damme on our way.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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Roger Lamb and I went Abalone diving Saturday morning.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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Maryly rescues Dave Kennar when he falls out of his Tsunami X15 on a washover.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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Maryly mixes fresh squozen Vodka screwdrivers.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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Joe Petolino and Gerard borrow sit-on tops to go abalone diving.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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Maryly and I take it easy on the beach before preparing for dinner.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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The beautiful Highway One bridge over Russian Gulch.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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I prepare my abalone for sashimi.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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Don 'ductape' Barch juggles knives and abalone pounders.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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Ken Kelton mesmerizes everyone with his story about the shark attack.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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BASKers at the campground at night.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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Maryly follows me through a beautiful series of caves and coves.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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John 'Tsunami Ranger' Dixon paddles his boat out of the water.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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We are joined by a large group of BASKers for lunch on a rocky beach.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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Maryly and I stop at Greenwood Cove on our way home.
Taken on 9/20/1998 .
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Roger Lamb paddling around the Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 9/14/1997 .
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Roger Lamb patching his crunched bow
Taken on 9/14/1997 .
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Roger Lamb at Mendocino Headlands Beach
Taken on 9/14/1997 .
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Mendocino Headlands Double Arch
Taken on 9/14/1997 .
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BASKers in a cave at Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 9/14/1997 .
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Joe Petolino & Roger Lamb near the Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 9/14/1997 .
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Joe Petolino in Fijord behind the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Taken on 9/13/1997 .
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Joe Petolino viewed out a cave near the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Taken on 9/13/1997 .
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Joe Petolino, Roger Lamb and I queue up to enter a cave
Taken on 9/13/1997 .
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Cave near the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Taken on 9/13/1997 .
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Cave entrance to the 2nd fijord south of the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Taken on 9/13/1997 .
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Joe Petolino on the beach in the fijord next to the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Taken on 9/13/1997 .
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Roger Lamb in fijord with the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse just visible
Taken on 9/13/1997 .
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cliff wall in the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse fijord
Taken on 9/13/1997 .
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Joe Petolino in the fijord below the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Taken on 9/13/1997 .
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Joe Petolino in front of the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse
Taken on 9/13/1997 .
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Joe Petolino through rocks near Point Cabrillo
Taken on 9/13/1997 .
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Joe Petolino in narrow channel near Point Cabrillo
Taken on 9/13/1997 .
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Roger Lamb in front of Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 9/12/1997 .
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Max by VW
Taken on 9/11/1997 .
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Max on grass
Taken on 9/11/1997 .
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Paul Futcher in one of the Noyo Caves
Taken on 9/29/1996 .
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Small bridge near Fort Bragg
Taken on 9/29/1996 .
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Rock garden near Fort Bragg
Taken on 9/29/1996 .
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Inside one of the Noyo Caves
Taken on 9/29/1996 .
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Rock garden near Fort Bragg
Taken on 9/29/1996 .
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Ken Kelton in his infamous Dancer kayak, abalone diving at Russian Gulch
Taken on 9/29/1996 .
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I went south past Agate Beach with Paul Futcher.
Taken on 9/29/1996 .
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Baskers@mRGB
Taken on 9/28/1996 .
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stuck in kayak
Taken on 9/28/1996 .
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BASKers going through the Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 9/27/1996 .
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Rugged Mendocino coasline
Taken on 9/27/1996 .
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BASKers entering the Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 9/27/1996 .
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BASKers paddling around the Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 9/27/1996 .
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Paul Futcher in one of the Noyo Caves
Taken on 9/11/1996 .
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Paul Futcher entering the Noyo Caves
Taken on 9/11/1996 .
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Paul Futcher inside one of the Noyo Caves
Taken on 9/11/1996 .
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Me in Noyo Cave, Paul outside
Taken on 9/11/1996 .
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Noyo Cave entrances
Taken on 9/11/1996 .
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Paul Futcher along Mendocino coastline
Taken on 9/11/1996 .
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Fort Bragg coastline with lumber yard
Taken on 9/11/1996 .
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Paul Futcher going through slot on Fort Bragg coastline
Taken on 9/11/1996 .
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On June 30th 1996 I took my friend Charles Hessom for a trip around the Noyo Ha
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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Point Cabrillo Lighthouse flashing at me
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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On June 30th 1996 I took my friend Charles Hessom for a trip around the Noyo Ha
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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The Big Arch at the Mencocino Headlands
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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Small caves in the Mencocino Headlands
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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The long cave through a rock in the Mencocino headlands
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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Arch leading to a beach at the Mencocino Headlands
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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Looking back at an arch in the Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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Rough water in a knotch in the Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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Looking out a cave at the Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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Kelp and calm water inside the Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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Looking out a cave at the Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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Short-cut into the Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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Arch in the Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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Approaching the Mendocino Headlands from the north
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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Russian Gulch Cove viewed from a distance
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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The coastline south of Noyo Bay
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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Houses on the end of the north point of Noyo Bay
Taken on 7/20/1996 .
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Charles Hessom wearing my hat and PFD and looking like me
Taken on 6/30/1996 .
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The Highway One bridge over the Noyo River
Taken on 6/30/1996 .
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Charles Hessom wearing my hat and PFD and looking like me
Taken on 6/30/1996 .
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Paddling around the corner out of Russian Gulch Cove
Taken on 6/29/1996 .
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Shoreline near Russian Gulch Park on a calm day
Taken on 6/29/1996 .
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Russian Gulch Bridge viewed from a distance
Taken on 6/29/1996 .
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Paul and I went abalone diving off our kayaks.
Taken on 6/29/1996 .
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Paul paddline out of Russian Gulch Beach
Taken on 6/29/1996 .
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Paul and I went abalone diving off our kayaks. We found a calm cove on a rough
Taken on 6/29/1996 .
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The big arch at Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 8/22/1995 .
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Small caves and arches at the Mendocino Headlands
Taken on 8/22/1995 .
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No end of coves, caves and arches on the headlands:
Taken on 8/22/1995 .
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Another trip through a smaller cave:
Taken on 8/22/1995 .
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No end of coves, caves and arches on the headlands:
Taken on 8/22/1995 .
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Mencocino beach from a distance and up close:
Taken on 8/22/1995 .
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The sinkhole cave, going back through from the beach:
Taken on 8/22/1995 .
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The sinkhole cave, going back through from the beach:
Taken on 8/22/1995 .
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The sinkhole cave, going through from the ocean side:
Taken on 8/22/1995 .
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Mencocino beach from a distance and up close:
Taken on 8/22/1995 .
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Mencocino beach from a distance and up close:
Taken on 8/22/1995 .
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Paul in Sinkhole
Taken on 0/0/1994 .
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Paul outlined inside an arch
Taken on 0/0/1994 .
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Paul in Noyo Cv
Taken on 0/0/1994 .
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Noyo Caves
Taken on 0/0/1994 .
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Paul Futcher sitting-on-top of his sit-inside kayak.
Taken on ~1994 .
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