Feynner called this morning (Sunday the 28th) to say that there are ashes falling at Whale Point. Not a nice way to wake up. I got online and found out that a wild fire was spreading away from the South Coast Ridge road, near Nacamiento Ferguson road. There was certainly no lightening last night so I assume it was human caused. The fire grew during the day, moving up toward Chalk Peak. After checking all the fire news sites (Inciweb, NWS satellite, Xasauan Today, BigSurKate, Wildlandfire.com), we drove up the road to the hermitage to get a vantage to the south. Here’s what we saw from the picnic tables there. That ridge in the foreground is Stone Ridge. It seperates the North (or West) fork of Limekiln Creek from the middle fork.
Then I drove down to Pacific Valley in the afternoon to surf with friends. I was surprised to see that bulldozers had already cut a fire break from the highway up to Prewitt Ridge.