Archive for December, 2010


Sausalito in time

While your intrepid blogger is abandoning Sausalito for a month to go home for the holidays, I’ll leave you with this, a compilation of time lapses taken in and around Sausalito. Hope you enjoy, and have a happy holiday season.

Music: Bells, by Marco Esu, Creative Commons, used with permission.

Time lapses produced by Graham Henderson

Keep an eye on the “Not Sausalito” section as I may try to post some things while I’m away.

First, let me be clear: This post is not about Sausalito. Sorry to my loyal followers. Still, check out the slideshow to see what other parts of the country look like in November.

Upstate New York is a far cry from New York City. Not only is it a day’s drive away, but instead of skyscrapers, Upstate New York has large areas of open space—farm fields, forests and marshes cover the state’s Western and Northern Tiers.

Despite the cold wind and the frequent rain and show showers, there is a certain, rugged beauty about November: The leaves have left their trees, but the ground is not yet frozen solid, so any snow usually melts away, as freezing temperatures at night give way to temperatures in the high 30s and low 40’s during the day.

Since I was there for Thanksgiving with the family, I recruited my brother and mother to give us some insights into what hiking in November is like.

Dylan Henderson is a freshman at Ithaca College in New York, and Sue Lautenslager grew up in Fairport New York, and has recently moved back after spending over 30 years on the West Coast and Hawaii.

Dylan’s band Burtrums was also kind enough to provide the music for the slideshow.

Click on the image to open the audio slideshow

Sausalito, Calif. has a rich history, spanning from the enormous ship yards cranking out liberty ships in World War Two to the hippy-heavy counter-culture that sprung up around the shipyards during the 1960s and 70s.

Today, Sausalito is a distinctly  affluent community which has secured a place in the art world, thanks in part to its annual art show and plethora of galleries.

But however Sausalito might change, its past will not be lost, thanks to the Sausalito Historical Society, which works to document the city’s history, preserve important historical artifacts and buildings, and also provide the public access to historical records and documents.

The Historical Society operates out of two rooms in Sausalito’s City Hall, but also has a downtown visitor’s center that’s open daily to the public. The society also has an exhibit on the  shipyard that built liberty ships to support the war effort. The exhibit is open to the public, and is located at the Bay Model and open to the public.

Sausalito Historical Society President Larry Clinton and society volunteer Bea Sielder were both kind enough to share not only the Historical Society’s goals with us, but as both are long-time Sausalito residents, they also provided some insights into the changes that the town has gone through over the years.