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Sunset Portuguese Flat

Shot last March, this is a view of Portuguese Flat and the Mendocino Headlands. This is one of my favorite spots to view the evening twilight. Portuguese Flat is so named because in the 19th and early 20th century this "flat" area just below the low rise hill on the Mendocino Peninsula was settled by some of the early Portuguese families who worked in the saw mill. The town boundary goes down to the flat area with the remaining area now a state preserve and wildlife habitat. Walking along the trails behind these houses offers magnificent views of the rugged Mendocino headlands.

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Uploaded on June 15, 2008