Kinetic Grand Championship
Memorial Day Weekend May 29, 30, & 31st
South of College of the Redwoods on the way to Ferndale, California, May 31, 2010.
Waiting for the kinetic sculptures by the Morgan Slough, north side of Ferndale.
Morgan Slough at low tide.
High tide several hours later.
The machines make their way across the bay and down the slough. This is the dolphin machine.
The machines come out of the water.
Whirled Peas in the Morgan Slough.
The Whirled Peas water propulsion system is recycled plastic buckets.
Hooka and Ladder machine in the slough.
Hooka and Ladder switching over to travel by land.
Hooka and Ladder on the road.
"Still" in Race.
The Magic Carpet crew.
Magic carpet crew down the road to Ferndale.
Black Tie Affair in the slough.
Black Tie Affair parked on Main Street after crossing the finish line in Ferndale. The machines line up along Main Street for the race finale.
The machines continue to come in until sunset.
Town of Ferndale
Centerville Beach County Park, five miles west of Ferndale.
Trinity River and Hwy 299
Hwy 299 Redding to Eureka along the Trinity River.
City of Eureka
Eureka Co-op. We found great independent natural foods stores and co-ops in Redding, Arcata, Eureka, Garberville, Laytonville, and Sacramento.
Tour of the old stomping grounds: Creative Arts building on the campus of College of the Redwoods, Eureka. I made this Memorial Day trip with an old college friend; a bunch of us met here in the dorms in 1974. There are approximately six of us who still stay in contact as adults.
Fields Landing. Most of us moved out of the dorms and into this little town one highway exit north of campus.
Fields Landing boat yard.
Fields Landing vacant lot. One of the houses where I used to live is gone now. It sat on the vacant lot next to the fence, back left. It was falling down when I lived there in 1975, so it does not surprise me that it is gone. The other two places where I lived in Field's Landing are still there. It was sad to see the market and bar closed down, but everything else is exactly the same.
Old Town Sacramento
We spent the last night on the Delta King Hotel in Old Town Sacramento. The boat looks great and it was a nice conclusion to a fun trip.