Earthquake off Lucia

Lopez Point, to be exact, which is just barely north of Lucia. Woke our friend Avis up at 5 am this morning!

Here is the link: earthquake at Lopez Point
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 11:56:50 UTC
Tuesday, April 05, 2011 at 04:56:50 AM at epicenter
Time of Earthquake in other Time Zones
36.071°N, 121.624°W
9.7 km (6.0 miles)
8 km (5 miles) NW (318°) from Lopez Point, CA

Lucia has enough slide problems without the stress of added earthquakes!

Town trip

Yesterday, I had both doctors and dentists appointments in Monterey. These appointments were made MONTHS ago. Hmmm …

I left my house at 5:30 am to get to Ft. Ord in time, and as it turned out, it only took 4 hours, when I gave myself 5. I watched the sun come up from the South Coast Ridge Rd. I can’t remember the last time I did that. I drove only the back side of Nacimiento-Fergusson Rd. I heard later (see post below and comment by Dave Allen) that the “front side” of N-F was blocked by a downed tree. The back side was smooth sailing.I have photos of the drive, of course, which I will post in a bit (I left my camera in the car).

While driving 4 hours one-way to go to the grocery store is not most people’s idea of “fun” – this drive is so beautiful it is hard to get too upset about it. Obviously a one day round trip is out of the question, given all I must do here in town, but I got a room at the Carmel Mission Inn, met a friend for drinks at Rio Grill, and generally turned it into a party.

I arrived to find my photo and Larry Parson’s article about this blog on the front page of the Monterey Herald. Of course, I knew it was coming. I just was surprised it made the front page, along with the article about the coast behind the slide. Did most of my important errands in town yesterday, but have a few left to do before I can head on home today.

Eight hours of driving for a town trip is a long way to go, but turn it into a party, and you are a true Big Surian!