Fish Out of Water

Musings and observations about life from an East Coast native now living on the Left Coast in the California State Capitol since 2004. This fish has made her home in Madison, WI (7 years); Portland, OR (2 years); Las Vegas, NV (7 months); Middlebury, VT (3 summers); Marne-la-Vallee, a small town east of Paris, France (6 months); Middletown, CT (3 years); and Marshfield, MA, the fish's coastal hometown 40 miles south of Boston (17 years).

Location: Sacramento, California, United States


Day 234: Blackman's Point

My run this morning took me on one of my common routes from Mom's house up to Brant Rock, passing through the Marina, up the hill into Blackman's Point, back down through the Esplanade, and on top of the sea wall along Ocean Bluff.  I still felt really good at that point, so I added on a little extra at the end towards the street that goes to Rexhame Beach, and I ended up running a total of 1 hour - not a run/walk combination, but a full hour of just running.  Yay!  It's been months since I've been able to do that!

Usually when I run in this area, it's during a summer visit, when every lot in Blackman's Point is filled with a trailer or RV, so it was a bit odd to see the more sparse off-season settlement.  The site is perched atop a cliff overlooking the ocean and has wonderful views.  Below are some aerial photos of the location, beginning with an historic view from 1944:

Apparently, the Brant Rock area was the site of some pretty impressive early radio activity, including what some claim to be the first public voice broadcast during Christmas of 1906 by Reginald Aubrey Fessenden, who was never duly credited for his achievements and inventions during his lifetime.


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