KALW Does a Bit on Bolinas, That Marin County Town That’s Friendly, and yet Not Friendly

KALW‘s Steven Short finds Bolinas, CA a “friendly town” – check out his new CrossCurrents bit here, why not?

Now, here’s my version of the story. Enjoy:

Inbetwixt the friendly elephant seals of the Point Reyes National Seashore…

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(This was from at least double the official keep-away distance, we’re talking hundreds of yards, so I don’t want to hear it. Made using the remarkable 1999-2010 Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L IS USM and EF 2x II Extender, handheld.) 

…and the friendly regular seals of Bolinas Lagoon…

…you’ll find the unfriendly town of Bolinas, CA:

The reason why the locals, some of whom, for some reason, feel quite empowered to bully auslanders, always tear down the road signs on the Pacific Coast Highway is because their USPS letter carrier already knows how to get there.


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2 Responses to “KALW Does a Bit on Bolinas, That Marin County Town That’s Friendly, and yet Not Friendly”

  1. steve says:

    I find the Bolinas locals to be very friendly, contrary to your take on it. I guess it might depend upon the visitor’s attitude. and the assault you seem to refer to was primarily by out-of-Bolinas people, upon a Bolinas local – the opposite of your implication, it seems.

    (but if you really want to see a bizarre attempt to ‘understand’ and market the town ethos, try this description from a fancy store:

  2. sfcitizen says:

    You’re welcome to visit San Francisco regardless of your attitude.


    That’s assaults, not assault.

    You all ought to put a toll booth up and charge admission on Olema Road…