Ocean Frontiers presented by B-SAGE


Award Winning Ocean Film
Makes Big Sur Debut

You are invited to a free showing of Ocean Frontiers on Thursday, January 10 at the Big Sur Grange. Come for soup, salad and bread at 6. Bring your own place setting. Or come just for the show at 6:30. We plan to be prompt.

Ocean Frontiers” will take you on an inspiring 60‐minute voyage to seaports and watersheds across the country; from the busy shipping lanes and whale corridors of Boston Harbor to the small fishing community of Port Orford, Oregon; from the nation’s premier seafood nursery in the Mississippi Delta to the cornfields of Iowa.

Hear the voices of unlikely allies working together: industrial shippers teaming up with whale biologists, pig farmers with wetland ecologists, and many more, all of them embarking on a new course of cooperation.

The panel discussion immediately following the film showing will be moderated by retired Fire Chief, Frank Pinney. On the panel will be Laura Kasa, Executive Director of Save Our Shores, Biologists David Moen and Joe Burnett from Ventana Wildlife Society, Marcus Foster – surfer, Jess Mason – deep sea diver and Kirk Gafill, President of the Big Sur Chamber of Commerce. Dr. George Somero, Hopkins Marine Station will be present if his schedule allows. The panel will discuss the film and take questions and comments from the audience.

Ocean Frontiers is an independent film from Green Fire Productions, founded by Oregon residents Karen and Ralf Meyer. To make the documentary, the couple crisscrossed the country, meeting and filming people they call “ocean pioneers.” Along the way they discovered some unlikely allies at the forefront of implementing promising new approaches to ocean and coastal management.

The HuffPost internet newspaper notes: “Ocean Frontiers is a film that can help
turn the tide in protecting our oceans, and one which every member of Congress―and
every American―should see. It has been premiering to rave reviews all across the
country and internationally as well, and it delivers a message we all need to heed.

Ocean Frontiers” is an Official Selection of the 2012 Wild and Scenic Film Festival in Nevada City, Calif., as well as a jury nomination for Best Science Communication and Official Selection for the 2012 Reel Earth Environmental Film Festival in Palmerston, New Zealand.

More information about “Ocean Frontiers” can be found at http://www.ocean‐frontiers.org.

Thursday, January 10, 2013 at the Big Sur Grange. *

Come for soup, salad and bread at 6. Bring your own place setting. Or, come just for the show at 6:30. Donations are gratefully accepted We welcome help with set up at 5:15

*Big Sur Grange Hall, Hwy 1 & Juan Higuera Creek

Airplane crash off the South Coast of Big Sur

UPDATE 9 pm – The SLO Tribune is reporting that 2 people were rescued from this crash.

My son reported from the hermitage that he heard sirens and something that sounded like a loud shot from the direction of Lucia around 4:45 pm. Another reader reported that he saw the last of an airplane crash into the ocean from his position at Gorda Mountain. He witnessed the last 15 minutes or so, before the plane sank. The Coast Guard were on the scene. These two reportings may have been related.

John Galuszka sent me these photos of the incident:




Sunsets at Asilomar

I am doing well, just catching up on the 6 weeks I lost. The tide has turned on the Waldo Canyon Fire, after losing almost 350 homes, one civilian life, with another missing, and at least my family is safe. My heart aches for those who lost their homes, people and critters alike.

So, tonight, I bring you some sunset photos from Dan Danbom. Thanks, again, Dan. Also, I’ll be changing my header photo in memory of and honor to my friend Terrydactyl, for the month of July. Still looking for the lone hiker photo. Hoping it is on my other computer.



As ever, Dan, thanks for helping to keep it interesting!

Two storm fronts colliding

Late this afternoon, my neighbor and I got to view what probably few people see. Souh of Plaskett, winds were blowing to the north. One could see it on the ocean. North of Plaskett, the winds were blowing to the south, with a maelstrom on the ocean where they met. I can only guess that it was two fronts meeting. What a strange phenomena! Neither my neighbor or I had ever seen anything like it!