Monthly Archives: July 2008

Who is this genius, Merrill Bickford?

June says: Russell, I remember meeting Merrill. He’s the man I met at AN, near the big sculpture with his address on it. There were numbers carved in it. Russell Towle says: Cool. So you met Merrill! He was amazing. … Continue reading

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Forbidden AN…And more of the things I love

Captions/Photos by Russell Towle email Russell ([email protected]) The picture “cabin north” is just inside my tiny cabin looking north. My kitchen had a Corona hand mill I had bought via the Whole Earth Catalog. I ground up my own cream … Continue reading

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A few of the things I love

Photos/captions by Russell Towle email Russell ([email protected]) Hi June and John, I thought you might like to see some pictures of my cabin. These are from the fall of 1970. I’ll send some more later. R email Russell Towle ([email protected]) … Continue reading

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The AN Lighthouse Window: John Vonderlin asks Russell Towle

Story by John Vonderlin email John ([email protected]) email Russell Towle ([email protected]m) The beam was cool, but the window is even better. Hi Russell, You’ve got a wonderful piece of history, that you can proud that you went to the trouble … Continue reading

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Of Winds and Whales: Story by Russell Towle

Story by Russell Towle email Russell ([email protected]) June, another recollection or two from my days at Año Nuevo Point, 1970-72. Of Winds and Whales The prevailing west winds of temperate latitudes are most often northwest winds, along the Central California … Continue reading

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See Virtual Ano Nuevo

Virtual Ano Nuevo, Virtual Parks Story by John Vonderlin email John ([email protected]) Panorama of Ano Nuevo’s Middle Beach, click here Hi Russell, I don’t know what kind of speed connection this site whose URL is below needs, but if you … Continue reading

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Vonderlin-Towle Q & A…..Ano Nuevo’s Forbidden Zone

John Vonderlin-Russell Towle Q&A email John ([email protected]) email Russell ([email protected]) John Vonderlin (JV):   Thanks, Russell, for the answers to my questions. As I thought, your cabin was in the heart of the “Forbidden Zone.”  When I look at the … Continue reading

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Memories of Ano Nuevo: A Timber, Glass Float…and a window from the lighthouse

Story & Photos by Russell Towle email Russell ([email protected]) John, June, an example of one of my hewn timbers from Green Oaks Creek (one end still has its tenon); a picture of my Año Nuevo Lighthouse window, made in 1971 … Continue reading

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“Hot” Q & A: John Vonderlin Asks Russell Towle About Mysterious Ano Nuevo…

John Vonderlin (JV): Last year while searching for the WWII observation tunnel the Pranksters were “trapped” in during the Good Friday Earthquake’s tsunami in 1964, I found the Graffitti Grotto, a sea cave, where Zane had carved his initials decades … Continue reading

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Who is this Ano Nuevo Man?

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