Friday, September 11, 2009

dutchman's point (inverness california) tomales bay

this is a nice ride. take highway one north from mill valley to in between olema and point reyes station you take a left (sir francis drake) and head to inverness. then there's a secret area that we we're lucky enough to stumble upon called "dutchman's point".. here there's a photo of the legendary dutchman himself (who found this land on christmas day 1952 and has lived there ever since.) any explanation would be futile, but i can tell you that he has clean running water (a hole in the ground), several alters, nice beds tucked out of the wind in various locations, he's building walls everywhere to prevent erosion and other things beyond my comprehension, communicates with animals such as foxes and birds, watches the sharks breed in the bay, clears away the trees from shading the beach, lifts "weights" using tension on branches in elaborate systems... etc. etc. etc..    he's in his 80's now and when he had a stroke and the dr. told him to go on medication he was offended and instead went to "spiral mountain" to heal himself. the "black mountain as my alter and the sky as my god" or something to that effect is something he once said to us.  (black moutain is seen behind the "faux" dutchman.. for some reason this pic makes it look small) he grew up on the border of holland and germany durring world war II and the blackbirds that fend off turkey vultures mid-air remind him of dog fights he witnessed as a child.

absent are the stats from this ride. i can tell you that it's about 80 miles.  i still can't believe i have a photo of the legendary dutchman. makes me holler out NORTHERN

1 comment:

  1. it was "I use the mountains as my alter and the sky as my god."