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27 Jan 12.  	During our years of active duty being stationed in So.CA, travel between Seattle and the three different locations of Grand Terrace, China Lake, and Point Mugu where we resided was not entirely infrequent. We often made the trip in two easy days and occasionally in one long day, even with small children. This time it took us a full 3 days to make the trip. Now I'm a believer in physics, up to a point, but it is blatantly obvious to us that the length of CA has increased substantially since we were last stationed there in 1995. No question about it. That state has never been that long before! Although we have not yet been able to prove it, we are of the firm belief that there is another fault that has resulted in the lengthening of the state, much as the San Andreas fault has had in widening it. Having said this I realize that there will be many who take issue with my premise, but as far as we can ascertain there is no other logical explanation for the length of time it took us to travel from home to San Diego, and in good weather for the most part. While we were visiting friends of 36 years in the Palo Alto area on the return leg, we took a drive to go look at Elephant Seals situated on a beach that the state of CA had made into a park. All they wanted was the measly sum of almost $50 for three of us to see them which I firmly refused to do, especially since the day prior we had watched multiple hundreds of them from the side of the same Highway 1 just three hours down the road, for free! On the drive to see the seals we took I-280 N and then exited on the road to Half Moon Bay. Shortly after exiting we crossed a small bridge that gaped the canyon and lake created by the San Andreas fault. At that point the road was barely two lanes wide, heavily traveled at high speed, and left virtually no room for taking photos. So I parked on the side at the west end where it said absolutely no parking, seemed like an invitation to me, sucked my tush in, squeezed my body against the guard rail barely one foot from the road, and took shots looking both north and south. This shot is looking south. ISO 200; 1/400 sec @ f /14.

27 Jan 12. During our years of active duty being stationed in So.CA, travel between Seattle and the three different locations of Grand Terrace, China Lake, and Point Mugu where we resided was not entirely infrequent. We often made the trip in two easy days and occasionally in one long day, even with small children. This time it took us a full 3 days to make the trip. Now I'm a believer in physics, up to a point, but it is blatantly obvious to us that the length of CA has increased substantially since we were last stationed there in 1995. No question about it. That state has never been that long before! Although we have not yet been able to prove it, we are of the firm belief that there is another fault that has resulted in the lengthening of the state, much as the San Andreas fault has had in widening it. Having said this I realize that there will be many who take issue with my premise, but as far as we can ascertain there is no other logical explanation for the length of time it took us to travel from home to San Diego, and in good weather for the most part. While we were visiting friends of 36 years in the Palo Alto area on the return leg, we took a drive to go look at Elephant Seals situated on a beach that the state of CA had made into a park. All they wanted was the measly sum of almost $50 for three of us to see them which I firmly refused to do, especially since the day prior we had watched multiple hundreds of them from the side of the same Highway 1 just three hours down the road, for free! On the drive to see the seals we took I-280 N and then exited on the road to Half Moon Bay. Shortly after exiting we crossed a small bridge that gaped the canyon and lake created by the San Andreas fault. At that point the road was barely two lanes wide, heavily traveled at high speed, and left virtually no room for taking photos. So I parked on the side at the west end where it said absolutely no parking, seemed like an invitation to me, sucked my tush in, squeezed my body against the guard rail barely one foot from the road, and took shots looking both north and south. This shot is looking south. ISO 200; 1/400 sec @ f /14.

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