Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park Hike

Nine Ramblers completed a four mile hike in Nisene Marks State Park. The very recent seasonal removal of two bridges required modification of the original hiking plan. Nonetheless, the resourceful group cobbled together a memorable hike through beautiful forest settings of lush ferns, redwoods, willows, red alders, and maples. The morning concluded with lunch at the Farm Bakery and CafĂ© in Aptos.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

USS Hornet Tour

A group of members went on a tour of the aircraft carrier the USS Hornet on Wednesday, October 11th which holds 9 battle stars earned for her WW ll service. She supported nearly every Pacific amphibious landing after March 1944 as well as the Apollo artifacts. It is now moored at historic Alameda Point on San Francisco Bay. The three ship's decks provided an interesting history of life on the carrier. There was a short film introduction and then a docent took the group through the ship describing details and sharing information about it.

Katy the riveter