Amboy Crater Super Bloom

Posted: 03/27/2017 by goodie in hikes, The Sand Box
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Two weekends ago we set out on a road trip to track down some Super Bloom wild flowers. We ended up at Amboy Crater off Route 66 in the Mojave National Preserve. Lots of yellow and purple wildflowers growing amidst the black volcanic rock in this normally barren part of the desert.

Sand Dredging Newport Beach

Posted: 03/10/2017 by goodie in news
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The sand dredging of the Santa Ana River has been underway since September 2016 and is scheduled to run another month and half or so. In the last several days the project coordinators installed a sand pipe that reaches out onto the 56st jetty and into the lineup. Only time will tell if 56st surf will benefit from this sand movement. Fun Fact- since 1991, it has cost 533 million dollars to keep the lower Santa Ana River free of sand! Click HERE for more info on the project.

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With Spring Break time of the year approaching, I’m posting this amazing postcard from what I believe to be Bal-Week(spring break) in the early 1920’s on the Balboa Peninsula. The photo shows people packed into the intersection of Main St. and E. Bay St. just in front of the Balboa Pavilion. Perhaps this is the parade of “Beach Beauties”…..not too certain. Besides the massive crowd, if you look closely you can see several things including signs displaying Kodak Supplies, Ice Cream and the Balboa Apartments. I can’t make out what it says on the back of the vehicles and any help deciphering it would be appreciated.

This is a real photo postcard of Mariner’s Mile circa 1941. On the bottom left you can see the Arches restaurant which opened in 1926 and PCH running south under the classic arched bridge. This postcard intrigues me so much due to the lack of development depicted. Definitely before Newport’s boom with very few homes on Lido Isle, no homes on the hills overlooking the bay and very few buildings on Mariner’s Mile itself.

Three Arch Bay Waterfall

Posted: 01/23/2017 by goodie in Three Arch Bay

Beautiful waterfall on one of the best beaches on earth….rare treat over the weekend!

Hummingbirds

Posted: 01/05/2017 by goodie in HQ

Hummingbird central around HQ the last few weeks.

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Mele Kalikimaka

Posted: 12/23/2016 by goodie in HQ

This drone video dates back to July, taken during the Core 3 party. Happy Holidays.

Photo Dump

Posted: 12/20/2016 by goodie in pics

Well….been awhile. A few photos of what has been going on.

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my sea glass and coral art

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camped at Malibu Creek State Park

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Mutant Thanksgiving – deep fried two turkeys and two hams

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deep fried turkey hearts anyone?

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Aloe is blooming

Starfish Flower Cactus

Posted: 11/07/2016 by goodie in HQ
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The Starfish Flower Cactus on our patio have been blooming several of these flowers over the past two months. These flowers bud for several weeks and when they bloom, the flower only last two or so days and attracts lots of fly’s.

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HB Air Show

Posted: 10/28/2016 by goodie in HQ
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If you missed the HB Airshow last weekend don’t let that happen next year. The jets flew right over HQ several times and we saw one jet punch the sound barrier.

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Lamborghini Crash on PCH

Posted: 10/24/2016 by goodie in Uncategorized

Last week a lime green Lamborghini crashed on PCH near Cappy’s Cafe. The crash was so loud it easily awoke me and most of the neighborhood from a sound sleep.

Newport Beach police officers investigate after a Lamborghini crashed and caught fire on the westbound West Coast Highway just east of Prospect Street about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday evening, Octobr 18, 2016. (Richard Koehler, Contributing Photographer)

Newport Beach police officers investigate after a Lamborghini crashed and caught fire on the westbound West Coast Highway just east of Prospect Street about 10:40 p.m. Tuesday evening, Octobr 18, 2016. (Richard Koehler, Contributing Photographer)

Is this it?

Posted: 10/10/2016 by goodie in HQ, pics

Was this the last scorching weekend of 2016? Is fall upon us? Only time will tell.

This is Sunday’s sunset….a true gem. Last week we saw two green flashes on consecutive sunsets.

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54st Bodysurfing

Posted: 10/04/2016 by goodie in Goodie, HQ, Jack Coleman, video
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Thanks Jack for putting together these clips of me having fun in the recent large waves.

Newport Beach Championships 2016

Posted: 10/03/2016 by goodie in surf
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Two weekends ago the RVCA Pro Jr. and the Newport Beach Championships went down among some very large surf.

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