Last Sunday I met some old friends for lunch then was persuaded to drive them down the California coast to a little community of farms and cattle ranches. The town of Pescadero is very small, it only has one 4-way stoplight (only red lights, no yellow or green). How small is it? I wouldn’t be exaggerating by saying that you can drive from one end of town (their main street) to the other within a few minutes (or less).
Many people stop in to have a drink or meal at Duarte’s Tavern or visit the County Store. They also sell an artichoke bread and people claim its worth the drive to get their fix.
They also have a few craftsman and artistic shops such as the Made in Pescadero store.
The Country Store is a restaurant and general store.
Walking down the street I saw a sign and decided to see what was there.
I found an old building, an old VW Bug (Beetle), an old bench, a catty sign and a door for this blog (nothing special but a door nevertheless). I don’t know what kind of shop lurked behind the doors as I didn’t venture in but maybe it will be a reason for a return trip some other time.
Before we left this little town, I spotted an old guy holding a hawk in front of the Country Store so I asked if I could take a few photos. Apparently, he raised this bird when it was 10 days old and I learned that its breed is a Goshawk.
The general history of this town can be found on this link: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pescadero,_California
Bonus post, last Friday morning some photographer friends and I drove up to the ridge above the town of Fairfax in Marin County to try to capture some photos of the Perseid Meteors. We met at 12:45 a.m. and got to our destination about 1:30 a.m., and set up sometime after 2:00 a.m. (trying to ignore the howling coyotes). We saw some meteors fly past our cameras and I got lucky to capture 3 meteors in my time-lapse shots (I wanted to post the short video to show the 2 meteors streaking past but this site didn’t allow me to upload videos so I’m posting one of the shots of a meteor). We gave up after 4:15 a.m. because of the cold, moist darkness and the inability to capture more meteor shots.
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