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On the Road……Sir Francis Drake Blvd @ Highway 1

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A typical Marin County bulletin board: “Holistic Lawyer”, “Way of the Goddess”, “Mystic Roots Band”, “Gurdjieff” and a plumbing contractor.

Downtown Olema

Downtown Olema


SFD Blvd @ Highway 1

Sir Francis Drake Blvd. is eponymously named after the English explorer, pirate, slaver, and planet circumnavigator (Sir Francis Drake, b.1540-1596) and was once slated to become a four-lane highway known as CA Route 251:

…However, the development and freeway planning were stopped due to concerns about fragile ecosystems that urbanization would have damaged or destroyed….There was another problem though: the plan put the entire area on the San Andreas Fault. The decision to not redevelop West Marin made the freeway unnecessary, and it was therefore scrapped (from the Wikipedia entry)

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October 5th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

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  1. Heh heh, even free spirits need a good plumber from time to time. Hey wait, what’s that plumber’s number?


    14 Oct 10 at 9:50 pm

  2. satya/ you mean that whole bottle of drain-o didn’t do the trick? time for the plumber’s snake, maybe.

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