I drove to Stinson Beach in Marin yesterday, but it was very foggy. I saw this VW Type 181 with a homemade roof and a sleeping dog. That's HWY 101 at Stinson Beach's main intersection. While I was walking on the foggy beach, I noticed a helicopter circling once and coming down behind the dunes and trees. I saw the copter touch down gently in a corner of the beach parking lot. Once I got there I heard a park ranger say on his radio that the helicopter had to make an emergency landing. I then drove up into the coastal range around the area of the Bolinas Ridge Road and Mount Tam. Under all those clouds is the Pacific. The clouds can rise up the slopes of the mountains rapidly. If you stand near a steep drop, the effect can be dizzying. A cloud is advancing fast. Looks like fog, but I am really walking into a cloud. On Mount Tam are various communication facilities. This is the largest dome up there. You can also see the morimobile. Descending the coastal on the east side towards the town of Fairfax, you cross a reservoir via a dam. Near the bottom of the dam is for some inexplicable reason Captain Piccard's Trieste with a tree growing out of her stern.