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Just got back from having a great weekend at the coast and had a wonderful time swimming, hiking, surfing, and of course, eating lots of seafood and drinking fine micro brews at Smiley's in the old hippie town of Bolinas. If you ever want to travel here make sure you Google its location. They have been knocking down the town's signs off Hwy 1 sense the 60's, and they stopped putting them back up around the 80's. In the background you can see the road climbing up the cliffs, this is the coastal Hwy 1 and if you don't do well on curvy roads, you will find that this road will make you sick the entire way. But here in California, we have ways to cut back on nausea......ha ha.

Have a great night and see you all Monday morning.
Buddy

Below is some interesting information about Bolinas I found from Wikipedia.

Bolinas is an unincorporated coastal community in Marin County, California. The census-designated place is located just off of State Route 1 approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of San Francisco, on the California coast.

The community is known for its reclusive residents. Historically, it is only accessible via unmarked roads; any road sign along State Route 1 that points the way into town has been torn down by residents. Bolinas and its reclusive reputation are featured in the 1981 novel Ecotopia Emerging by Ernest Callenbach

Geography
The town of Bolinas is located 10 miles (16 km) west-southwest of San Rafael, at an elevation of 36 feet (11 m). on the California coast just off of State Route 1 approximately 30 miles (48 km) north of San Francisco. It is bound on the northeast by Bolinas Lagoon and Kent Island, and on the south by Bolinas Bay and Duxbury Point. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15 km2), all of it land. The GNIS has cited archaic alternate town-names, including "Ballenas", "Baulenas", "Baulings", and "Bawlines".

Bolinas lies west of the San Andreas Fault, which runs the length of Bolinas Lagoon and continues northward through Olema Valley and Tomales Bay. Bolinas and the Point Reyes peninsula are on the Pacific Plate, moving north relative to Stinson Beach and the North American Plate at an average rate of about 1 inch (2.5 cm) per year.

History
Bolinas and present day Stinson Beach were once encompassed by Rancho Las Baulines, a Mexican land grant given by Governor Pío Pico to Gregorio Briones in 1846. The first post office in the town of Bolinas opened in 1863

Education
Bolinas is in the Bolinas-Stinson Union School District, the Tamalpais Union High School District, and the Marin Community College District. Students in primary grades (kindergarten – grade 2) attend Stinson Beach School, while elementary grade students (grades 3–8) attend Bolinas School. Bolinas is included in the attendance area of Tamalpais High School, in Mill Valley.

In 1951, Ford Times identified Bolinas as the first in its series of "Tom Sawyer Towns... a good place for boys and girls to live and grow... its school days, its summer vacations, its vast adventures in fishing, swimming, baseball, basking and dreaming in the sun. Such a place is Bolinas.

Regional recreation and marine protected areas.

Besides the public access beach near the downtown area, there is a county park, Agate Beach, which contains extensive tide pools that are protected as part of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. The town also hosts the Marin-Bolinas Botanical Gardens, and borders on the Point Reyes National Seashore to the north.

Duxbury Reef State Marine Conservation Area lies offshore from Bolinas. Like an underwater park, this marine protected area helps conserve ocean wildlife and marine ecosystems.

Notable residents

Dawn-Michelle Baude, poet

Gail Carriger, writer

Bill Berkson, poet

Peg Bracken, author

Richard Brautigan, writer

Jim Carroll, author, poet, rock musician

C. West Churchman, philosopher

Suzanne Ciani, electronic music pioneer

Tom Clark (poet), poet, biographer

Joel Coen, one of The Coen Brothers, screenwriter, film director

Signy Coleman, actress

Clark Coolidge, poet

Robert Creeley, poet, author

Paulette Frankl, artist, photographer, biographer

Sid Ganis, President of Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences (2005–), producer and studio executive

Robert Grenier, poet

Stephan Jenkins, singer, songwriter, founder Third Eye Blind band

Paul Kantner, rhythm guitarist, rock vocalist, songwriter

Harmony Korine, film director, producer, screenwriter

Joanne Kyger, poet, with ties to the Beat generation

Anne Lamott, nonfiction author

Mary Tuthill Lindheim, sculptor and studio potter

Lewis MacAdams, poet, author

Jerry Mander, activist, author

Frances McDormand, film, stage and TV actress

Barry McGee, artist

Duncan McNaughton, poet, publisher, teacher

David Meltzer, poet

Walter Murch, Academy-award winning film editor, sound mixer

Arthur Okamura, painter and silk screen artist

Guy Overfelt, conceptual artist

Bill Rafferty, television personality

Stephen Ratcliffe, poet

Charles A. Reich, professor of law at Yale University, author

Aram Saroyan, poet, novelist, playwright

Strawberry Saroyan, journalist and author

Orville Schell, dean of the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Tony Serra, radical civil rights attorney, tax resister

Grace Slick, rock singer, songwriter (Jefferson Airplane)

Susie Tompkins Buell, founder of Esprit

Peter Warshall, ecologist

Alice Waters, chef, Chez Panisse restaurant

Philip Whalen, poet

Michael Wolfe, poet, author, publisher, documentary film producer

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