February 13, 2010

Point Reyes Station

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photo by Donald Kinney

On the eastern side of the long fjord-like finger of Tomales Bay is the old town of Point Reyes Station.   Not a very big town -- but compared to other West Marin County towns, it is a large and bustling metropolis.

The San Andreas Earthquake Fault runs right up through Tomales Bay -- Point Reyes Station heavily damaged in the "big one" of 1906.   I'm going to assume that someone rebuilt this wall after half of it got knocked down -- the pattern of bricks just doesn't match.   And of course there have been hundreds of smaller earthquakes since 1906, so I think that would explain the crack between the old construction and the repair.   But I haven't a clue which side of this wall is older -- maybe you can figure it out.

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photo by Donald Kinney

I decided to explore the old farm just west of town.   This old barn is in the process of being restored to it's former glory.   And future generations of Americans will be paying for the restoration -- funds for the restoration are coming from Federal Recovery Act money.   I seriously doubt if many jobs will be created by the project, but I guess our Government needed to find ways to spend that 787 billion dollars somehow.

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photo by Donald Kinney

Well, the tire on the right kind of reminds me of the condition of the tires I used to run on my old Volkswagen, but I found these on old farm machinery near the old barn.

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Louise said...

Love the shadow on the barn.

I have a bad habit of running on tires like that on the right, too. I'm trying to pay better attention these days since when I have a flat I can't call the maintenance department at my old job to rescue me (which they did on more than one occasion when I lived elsewhere and actually had a job.)

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