Wednesday, November 24, 2010

A Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

We are still at Clark Dry Lake Bed in  Anza Borrego, we have a few neighbours, our closest neighbour came over to meet us, she had seen our BC plates, turns out they are from Sidney. Martin and Gay are an interesting couple. They travel most of the year, six months in the states and six months in Canada. They have a tear drop trailer, which they ordered from the factory,with just beds and cupboards in it. Gay cooks in a tent, and they keep their food in coolers.

that's us, with our solar panels up, the dark green bushes are Creosote Bushes, and the lighter ones are Chaparral.

We took the dogs and went  to the Pumpkin Patch. We had to travel through Tule Wash which was really
amazing. Skip put the tracker in 4x4  and away we went.

Seven miles of bumpy roads, through various washes, we arrived at the Pumpkin Patch.

They are concretions formed millions of years ago, They are formed much like a pearl is with a nucleus of sandstone that is created by a cementing agent of either calcium or gypsum, the surrounding material erodes away leaving weird shapes or pumpkins. It covers an area  about the size of a city block.

More of Tule Wash

you can click on pictures to enlarge.

I am glad it is going to warm up for you all.

and Yay Canucks.


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