The Old Wood Fence at Fort Ross 3
We left the secure confines of the walled settlement and walked back towards the parking lot. Along the way, we saw an old wood fence that seem to follow the perimeter of the land along the edge of the bluffs. We followed the fence and crossed to the other side towards the Pacific Ocean. It was quite a scene, blue sky and wind blowing clean fresh air from the ocean. Life's good!
Still on the ocean side of the wood fence, those common orange lichens on the rock add some color to this rocky scene.
Fort Ross is a former Russian settlement located on the west coast of North America in what is now Sonoma County, California USA. It was the hub of the southernmost Russian settlements in North America between 1812 to 1841. This establishment is a landmark in the history of European imperialism. The Spanish expansion went west across the Atlantic Ocean and the Russian expansion went east across Siberia and the Pacific Ocean. In the early 19th century, the two waves of expansion met on the opposite side of the world along the Pacific Coast of California, with Russia arriving from the north, Spain from the south, and the United States of America from the east.
For more information, visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Ross,_California
This photo is part of a series of images captured during a road trip up the northern coast of California during late spring of 2011. This single-day trip began in the central valley of California and camera shooting started in Windsor just north of Santa Rosa and on to Bodega Bay all the way up to Fort Bragg.
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