Thursday, February 20, 2014

Big Sur update February 20, 2014

Seeing some flowers this week as the little rain we have experienced has awaken mother nature. The Weather Channel's 10 day forcast shows rain possible starting middle of next week, but it actually backed off significantly on the % of possibility just from this morning. With every passing dry week, the situation for all of California (and for consumers country wide for that matter)becomes more dire! Without the Winter Storms and swell, Jade hunting is slow. Occasional great pieces do find someone, but overall a subpar year. A beautiful piece of Vulcanized Jade was found last month at Willow Creek, one of the nicest I have seen, But things have been scarce for me. Presidents's Day W/E was crowded with campgrounds full and HWY 1 a summerlike nightmare. Glad to see everyone who visited... Cayucas Sea Glass Festival is coming up March 8th and 9th. This is a great show with music and food and some awesome glass. Perhaps I will see you there. If you do make a visit, beware that the recent rains have loosened the cliff walls and rock debris on the road is typical in the early morning hours before Caltrans has a chance to make a sweep.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Short Video of the Russian River and Sonoma County Coast on Sunday February 9, 2014

After we had such a potent storm system come in and after so long a dry period, the Russian River came alive. I took a loop drive out the river and southward along the coast, taking video of all the water.