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#181745 - 09/10/03 05:11 AM Point Arena Ca.
Bud Schrader Offline
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We stayed two nights at Pt. Arena. We arrived just in time to catch the sunset on a nice evening, but the fog stayed with us the rest of the time.






The stairs and lens





Some day the sea may take this light- this view from the top shows how little land remains- I think they have lost about 30 acres the last hundred years----

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#181746 - 09/10/03 05:49 AM Re: Point Arena Ca.
Lorie Roe Offline
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Registered: 01/01/70
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Loc: St. George, UT USA
Nice pictures Bud. Tell us about your stay there. How long have you had reservations? What are the accomodations like?

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#181747 - 09/10/03 06:33 AM Re: Point Arena Ca.
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Nice pictures smile
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#181748 - 09/10/03 04:52 PM Re: Point Arena Ca.
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Registered: 08/18/99
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Loc: Bellingham, MA
Great pictures. Those California sunsets are beautiful!

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#181749 - 09/10/03 05:06 PM Re: Point Arena Ca.
Bob M Offline
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Loc: North Attleboro, Mass.
Thanks for sharing your pics, Bud. It sure looks like a beautiful spot.

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#181750 - 09/11/03 04:40 AM Re: Point Arena Ca.
Bud Schrader Offline
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Registered: 12/16/01
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Loc: Lancaster Ohio, U.S.A.
Thanks, all- there are three 1400 Sq. foot houses on the compound, three br with direct TV, fireplace with wood. Overall, pretty nice. Check out the Pt. Arena website. A little pricey to be sure. We had our reservations about three months in advance but swapped nights three weeks before our trip. The town is small ( 440 )Overall the stay was a neat experience, it's the clearest night sky I remember seeing since I was a child! Also it's quite a drive to get there from the city, but a beautiful one!
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#181751 - 09/11/03 01:33 PM Re: Point Arena Ca.
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Registered: 01/28/03
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Loc: Seacoast of Maine
Nice pics and lovely sunset! smile
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#181752 - 09/12/03 04:10 AM Re: Point Arena Ca.
Tammy Wolfe Offline
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Registered: 03/20/02
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Loc: Lake Elmo, MN USA
Bud,

Great photos. The sunset picture is very cool. I didn't have the chance to see this lighthouse during my visit. Maybe next time...

Thanks for sharing!

Tammy

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#181753 - 09/17/03 03:02 AM Re: Point Arena Ca.
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Hi Bud, great shots! I was there in March and have never stayed on the grounds. Did you know that is where the end of the movie "forever Young" with Mel Gibson was filmed? smile

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#181754 - 09/17/03 04:47 AM Re: Point Arena Ca.
Bud Schrader Offline
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Hi Jen, they play up the "Forever Young" connection with pictures and info in the museum. They are supposed to have the video in the rentals, but we couldn't find one!
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#181755 - 09/17/03 02:32 PM Re: Point Arena Ca.
Bill Taylor Offline
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Registered: 06/23/02
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Loc: Sacramento, Ca
I'm glad you made it to Pt. Arena, Bud. I was there last week-end, and finally got my sunset and sunrise that I wanted. They had a moonlight tour Saturday night, so the light was lit, and the curtain removed. That was a big plus.

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#181756 - 09/18/03 04:33 AM Re: Point Arena Ca.
Bud Schrader Offline
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Registered: 12/16/01
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Loc: Lancaster Ohio, U.S.A.
Thanks, Bill- If I had it to do over again I would schedule our trip around the full moon, it was impossible this time around, but something I'll be more alert to in the future! I'm looking forward to seeing your shots.
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#181757 - 09/18/03 05:32 AM Re: Point Arena Ca.
Bill Taylor Offline
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Registered: 06/23/02
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Loc: Sacramento, Ca
Did you get a sunrise or morning shot over by the Gasebo? It was beautiful the morning I was there, just a slight bit of fog moving in. Evening shots are difficult because of the sun angle, but can work well after it goes down to the horizon. I'm very happy with both my sunrise/sunset..

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#181758 - 09/18/03 05:52 AM Re: Point Arena Ca.
Bill Taylor Offline
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Registered: 06/23/02
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Loc: Sacramento, Ca
Sunset at Point Arena..

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#181759 - 09/19/03 05:08 AM Re: Point Arena Ca.
Bud Schrader Offline
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Loc: Lancaster Ohio, U.S.A.
Great shot, Bill! We arrived just in time to get the sunset I posted, but as soon as the sun went below the horizon, all color was gone. I awoke next morning eager to get a sunrise, but the fog rolled in and there were no more good photo ops after that. I was really disappointed, but we did enjoy the stay there.
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#181760 - 09/19/03 05:30 AM Re: Point Arena Ca.
Tammy Wolfe Offline
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Registered: 03/20/02
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Loc: Lake Elmo, MN USA
Bill,

That is a beautiful picture!

Tammy

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#181761 - 09/24/03 01:44 AM Re: Point Arena Ca.
Bill Taylor Offline
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Registered: 06/23/02
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Loc: Sacramento, Ca
[img]http://www.shuttercity.com/public/bt1947/arena4b%2Ejpg[/img] Point Arena the next morning..

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#181762 - 09/24/03 03:21 AM Re: Point Arena Ca.
Gary Martin Offline
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Loc: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Great shots of Pt Arena Bud and Bill... I'm jealous, especially of the sunset shots! Every time I've ever been there at sunset it has either been foggy or blah.... frown Oh well, guess that gives me an excuse to keep goin' back!

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#181763 - 09/24/03 03:50 AM Re: Point Arena Ca.
Bud Schrader Offline
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Registered: 12/16/01
Posts: 467
Loc: Lancaster Ohio, U.S.A.
Thanks Gary- looks like Bill had a great morning to shoot! Nice one, Bill!!
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