John & Anne Wiley

2012/11/23

Fun Flight

Filed under: Flying,Happiness,Has Photos,Nature,People,Random,SB Region — John @ 09:46

We took a fun flight before Thanksgiving dinner. Just half an hour of air in our hair had us feeling quite thankful indeed. 🙂

1601 Layers

1601 Layers

Right after takeoff my pilot eye was assessing how long we had before the offshore low clouds moved in to cover the airport and change our evening plans. If I guessed wrong, we’d be climbing thru the clear air over the mountains to land in Santa Ynez where there’s no easy way to get home for dinner. After I was satisfied we had an hour, my photographer eye took over and snapped the “layers” of ridges in the hazy air out toward Point Conception. I enjoyed a deep sigh looking at it before the photo, and again just now looking at it. Turning to fly along the hills toward town, it’s no surprise that the rocks caught my attention. But this one more than usual.

1611 Boulder Home?

1611 Boulder Home?

To me it looks like those recesses and notches cut into the face might have once been associated with shelters or even dwellings of ancient people. So earlier I sent some pix and that question to Edhat, in case one of the experts there can help. I also posted a larger version on my Photo Page (link in right column here). Meanwhile, here’s a closer view of the largest recess.

1611 Human Traces?

1611 Human Traces?

Cut into the sandstone by ancient people using harder stones? What about the smaller indentations above it?  Is that a similar recess with two indentations above it on the right? Natural processes, or are these traces of human activity?

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