Sunday, 18 August 2013

livin' on the fault line

San Andreas Fault Marker
We noticed a few signs for roads with names like San Andreas and decided we were pretty close to the fault line.

At the next interesting intersection we headed further inland to take a look. There would surely be some signs of the San Andreas Fault.
Edge of the Fault Line
We didn't expect to find a restaurant perched on its edge, nor that the old Camino Real skirted the edge of it, including one of the missions being perched right above the line.
Fault line marker?
We could see an internal marker which was a way to check for subsidence.

I've been in a couple of reasonable size earthquakes around Seattle and San Jose, but these folk really live on the fault line. Queue an old Doobie Brothers track...

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