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Bright green poison oak - Sausalito

Bright green poison oak

A skin rash waiting to happen

When going for a walk along a trail, keep an eye out for a plant called Poison Oak. It's a shrub that can be small or large, whose leaves look much like oak tree leaves. The leaves can be various shades of green or bright red, depending on the age of the leaf. Brush your skin against these leaves, or even their stems, and the plant's oil will stick to your skin (or clothes, or your pet's fur). If you happen to be allergic to this plant's oil, you are in for a very itchy, irritating rash, for at least two weeks.

You can get Calimine lotion from a drugstore to apply. It does not cure the rash, or make the rash go away. However, it will provide a little bit of temporary relief.

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  • Written May 23, 2004
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Heavy seal overboard - Sausalito

Heavy seal overboard

Storms can be nasty!

Okay, most of the time, storms aren't all that bad on the shores of the San Francisco Bay. However on January 1 2004, we had a heck of a storm blow through, with wind gusts of 75 miles per hour on Angel Island (middle of our bay).

It was so strong that the iconic seal statue off the shore of Sausalito was knocked off its pedestal. How sad!!

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  • Written Jan 2, 2004
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