Thursday, February 24, 2005
This bridge was built in the 40s in Del Mar to give access to the Del Mar Airport, where blimps and submarine warfare planes took off to protect our coast. Later big hollywood stars like Bing Crosby would fly in for vacations, and stay to start racetracks. Finally the landing strip was cut in half by the freeway. See next pic for more info...
Sunday, February 20, 2005
Today I hiked down to the dam of Lake Hodges. Looks like about 3 feet before it will be spilling over - quite a change from last summer when it got down to 17% of capacity. This guy in the yelow rain suit zoomed up in a small motorboat, told some people to get off the dam, and appeared to read some info from that white slanted stick-like thing to the left of him in the photo.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005
Monday, February 14, 2005
Looking up from within the palm grove in Palm canyon. These wild palms are native to the area, and sometimes reach an age of 1000 years. There was a tremendous flash flood back in september, a 10-foot wall of water, which wiped out hundreds of trees - over half of the grove - but the oldest, largest trees survived due to deep roots.