addressalign-toparrow-leftarrow-rightbackbellblockcalendarcameraccwcheckchevron-downchevron-leftchevron-rightchevron-small-downchevron-small-leftchevron-small-rightchevron-small-upchevron-upcircle-with-checkcircle-with-crosscircle-with-pluscrossdots-three-verticaleditemptyheartexporteye-with-lineeyefacebookfolderfullheartglobegmailgooglegroupsimageimagesinstagramlinklocation-pinm-swarmSearchmailmessagesminusmoremuplabelShape 3 + Rectangle 1outlookpersonJoin Group on CardStartprice-ribbonImported LayersImported LayersImported Layersshieldstartickettrashtriangle-downtriangle-uptwitteruseryahoo

Guest post: Mussel Rock with Nature Journal Club

John Muir Laws' Nature Journal Club is heading south for their monthly field trip. Here's what it says on his website:

At the north end of Pacifica is a little known spot of great geological importance. This location is so significant in California Geology that John McPhee opens his book "Assembling California" at this spot (suggested reading).

In the morning we will make our way down to the edge of the sea where waves crash against spectacular rocky sea stacks a great chance to observe and sketch waves and rocks. The walk is not far so we can leave our potluck lunches in the cars. We will sketch until noonish and then enjoy our famous BANJC Potluck.

After lunch I will give a mini workshop on waves and surf before heading out on the beach to explore a way of enhancing curiosity through the pages of a sketchbook. The short path between the lunch spot and the beach is a bit of a scramble. Sturdy shoes are recommended.

Directions: From Highway 1 south toward Pacifica, take the Palmetto Ave exit toward Manor Drive. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Monterey Road/Palmetto Avenue. Turn right onto Palmetto Avenue. You will see a McDonald’s on the left. This is a great place to use the bathroom. (There are no bathrooms at the site but you can also use these bathrooms during lunch. Our cars will be close by.). Turn left onto Westline Drive and follow it to the end, just keep left and you will do fine.

We will meet in the parking lot at the end of the road.

You can follow discussion about this event on the NJC facebook page, here.

Note that this is a Guest Post, not an official SF Sketchers event. It's posted here because I think a lot of SF Sketchers would be interested.

Join or login to comment.

  • Lauren

    That is too far for me to bike. I am also dropping off a piece of furniture to a friend in Pacifica.

    July 25, 2013

  • Lorna

    I’m thinking of biking. Want to join me?

    July 25, 2013

  • Laurie W.

    I have to be somewhere else that morning, so won't be getting there until lunchtime.

    July 25, 2013

  • Lauren

    Is anybody carpooling?I can drive

    July 24, 2013

12 went

People in this
Meetup are also in:

Sign up

Meetup members, Log in

By clicking "Sign up" or "Sign up using Facebook", you confirm that you accept our Terms of Service & Privacy Policy