Life finds a way …

From Cameron Douglas:

“As promised, here are some healing photos from above the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Darci surveys the barren land on August 28, 2008. Back to the same spot today, May 4, 2010.
Life finds a way.”

No, I am not yet back in Big Sur, but will be in a few days. I wanted to post these uplifting photos sent to me today by Cameron Douglas. Yes, there is damage that even Mother Nature can’t repair, but it is still wonderful to see so much green covering the hillsides today.

Also, when I get back, I’ll be updating the Announcements page – so many wonderful events coming up, including the BSVFB muster on May 15th, the Big Sur Fashion Show at the HML, and so many more pre-summer events, I am bound to forget one or two! Aloha!

Missing Kayaker

All the local media are reporting a missing kayaker who had been camping at Plaskett Creek Campground. His vehicle was found at the campground, but his kayak and gear was gone. He went camping last Wednesday, but was reported missing when he did not return home Sunday around noon as intended. He is 51 year-old Randall Young of Morro Bay.

“Monterey Sherriffs are investigating whether a white kayak, found on Sand Dollar Beach by a local resident, is that of Randall Young.

The Coast Guard is searching the waters with an 87-foot patrol boat, while an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter from Air Station San Francisco is searching the coastal areas of Big Sur.

Anyone with information about Randall Young, a 6′ 3″ white male, is asked to contact either the Monetery Sherriff’s office at 831-647-7702, or the Coast Guard at 510-437-3701.”

Being temporarily out of the loop, I have no information beyond that carried by local media. This is the second visitor to the South Coast who has gone missing this year – actually, George Carpenter originally went missing around Christmas of 2009, but a full scale search was not conducted until after the New Year. Our prayers go out to Mr. Young’s family and friends.