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Squinty Whale Ride to Pfeiffer Beach

I'm working on my novel today, although just now, as you can see, I'm avoiding writing by screwing around with the Web and my blog.

I decided Bela’s car should be one of those old station wagons with the squinty windows on the sides in the way back. I found a perfect picture of one, a 1972 Gran Torino Squire. Photo by Jeff Cooper. It’s a muscle car, no less, which makes it that much likelier that Bela, in his hurry to elude his pursuers, will slide that mofo right off a cliff by Bixy Bridge in Big Sur! (Pick your own photo.) Not to worry, though, for Rowena the flying cone shell will sucker onto the rooftop and carry him and his companions to Pfeiffer Beach!

Here's a picture of this cool square natural bridge at Pfeiffer, clearly a door to another world. Photo by Ron Karpel.

4 Responses to “Squinty Whale Ride to Pfeiffer Beach”

  1. ethora Says:

    Whoa. That car was in my dream last night! ethora

  2. Narrenschiff Says:

    Reminds me of Durdle Door in Dorset, which I seem to remember was quite stunningly odd-looking when I saw it as a child.

  3. Gina Cittone Says:

    That photo of Pfeiffer is stunning! I’d love to see that in person…

  4. Scott Says:

    I love the concept of finding a car that would belong to a character in a novel. Very inspirational…


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