Saturday, March 21, 2009

Archery Range...

...finally found.
When I started this blog last May, one of the early comments was from Pasadena Adjacent about liking to go down the cliffs past the archery range and end up on the shore at Abalone Cove. I had no idea where this archery range was until, a week ago, while driving along the undulating, landslide section of Palos Verdes Drive South at Portuguese Bend, I spotted an hawk on a tree & tried to turn around. As I swung onto a small dirt road turn-off, the sign was staring me in the face.






When I peered over the edge, I saw the lanes of the range on a intermediate plateau and lucked out to see a club member perfecting his skill.

18 comments:

Carrie Hayes said...

I love archery, Im not very good, in fact my 10 year old is better than I.. Have a great day

Vogon Poet said...

Two fascinating shots, the first one has more in majestic stillness what the second has in latent dynamism.

Greg Dimitriadis said...

Very nice bay. I would love to try archery!

Hyde DP said...

ah yes the things you find by accident just by going off the well known track.

roentarre said...

It shows a very interesting story there

Virginia said...

I love the colors in the top shot and love the gent watching the archer from the bench!
V

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello Dear Tash!
It's cool!Thanks for sharing this discovery!
Wonderful picture of the archer !
Léia :-)

altadenahiker said...

Your city has really guarded the beauty of the coastline. Too many of these views are gone now.

Palm Axis said...

PASADENA ADJACENT

And you quickly discovered there is nowhere to park. Actually there is a pull off above the AC turn off but then you have to walk on the streets (under construction) to get to it. I do of course cause I'm an idiot. Anyhow, when you get down into the archery range look back up and you will see two small modest houses. They're abandoned due to the shifting coastline and the damage is visible...

thanks for the mention(Happy A? 444)
btw: you can join the archery range for a small fee and have access to the road

m_m said...

Nice shots! I like especially the first one: great composition of blue and gold:)

Jacob said...

What a beautiful area...it's nice they have a sign there, too,unless one should wander into danger...

Julie said...

I like the afternoon light in the large image, Tash. What I find fascinating in your text is the names of all the places: so exotic sounding.

I like the ruggedness of the coastline: reminds me of our own.

Lori Lynn said...

I drive by it almost daily, but never stopped to look over the edge. Cool!
LL

Dusty Lens said...

Archery is a fun sport, it's like throwing darts, except you're outdoors.

Creative Vignettes said...

LOL! I suspect it would be good to know about this. It would be quite painful to stumble on it by accident. Thanks for the warning :-) I love the photos.

Kate said...

The curve of the land in the first photo is almost hypnotic...it is beautiful. I am certainly happy that you stayed out of range of the archers in the second photo.!

Babooshka said...

I used to do archery and this brings make memories.

exposemaximum said...

A gorgeous view :)