Monday, March 31, 2014

Murphy's Ranch Group Hike

This is my third time hiking Murphy's Ranch and it never gets old.  I love the artistry, graphics and fascination.  This trip I was especially glad to be joined by these rad peeps: Eric, Andrea and Courtney~! 


Friday, March 28, 2014

SS Dominator Ship Wreck

SS Dominator, a Greek freighter, ran ashore on the Palos Verdes Peninsula in the South Bay area of California in 1961 due to a navigational error while lost in fog.
 Its remains can still be seen today, and serves as a point of interest for hikers and kayakers. 

On March 13, 1961, Dominator was en route to Los Angeles from Vancouver with a cargo of wheat and beef, when she ran aground off Palos Verdes, California. 

For two days, the Coast Guard and tugboats attempted to refloat her, but heavy seas and high winds only forced her higher onto the rocks. 

After two days the crew abandoned ship. 

The stranded ship was then auctioned, and hull and cargo were sold separately, which led to some conflict between the salvors, as they attempted to gain what they could.

 Eventually, the ship slowly broke up under the pounding of the waves, and large pieces of wreckage are still scattered over the shore.
Source: Wikipedia

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Sunset at Royal Palms

"Sunset is still my favorite color, and rainbow is second." -Mattie Stepanek