Day 5 Heading Home

Slide show in Arcata last night went great. Packed house. Couldn’t find a place to eat, or a room in Arcata, so about 9PM I got a tank of gas, Sobe soda and some, ahem, Dorito barbecue nachos, and headed east through the hills, destination Reading, on Hwy 5. Found a nice little motel in Weaverville, $50, took hot bath on cold night, got donuts and coffee at bakery this morning and am now in Reading.

I have a problem on the road. I keep seeing things to photograph. My friend, photographer Jack Fulton and I can hardly get anywhere on a road trip. Every 5-10 minutes, one of us will say, “Um…” and we’ll stop and jump out with cameras. In the next few days I’ll post various images from this trip.

Above: Heading north from Mendocino yesterday

Below:Great hunting/fishing/diving store in Eureka. The real thing

(Below: maybe my favorite brewery anywhere, The Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka. Had a 9.5% dark stout, corned beef and cabbage (was St. Patrick’s Day). I couldn’t have eaten a plate of food this size when I was 18 and surfing every day.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

3 Responses to Day 5 Heading Home

  1. Hey-
    I met Jack Fulton.He brought a class to do photography in the White mtns over on the Eastside .I was cooking at the research station.I knew eventually there would be a connection.
    always love seeing your posts,especially the ones of the north coast as I lived up above Ft Ross in the 70s.Thanks .

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