Exploring the Pacific Shore

Brought to You by the Mighty Molossian Navy

On 16 and 17 July 2016 XXXIX, the Molossian Navy deployed to the coast of nearby California, to conduct oceanographic studies. Being a largely landlocked Navy, the opportunity to explore the ocean rarely presents itself and when it does, our Navy jumps at the chance. The target of the Navy's explorations were the Northern California beaches of Patrick's Point and McKerricher State Parks. On 16 July the sailors explored the tide pools and shore at Patrick's Point, seeking out the marine life along the tideline there. On Sunday, 17 July, the explorers traveled down the coast to McKerricher State Park, near Fort Bragg, California. There they learned about tides and especially explored Glass Beach. This beach is made up of millions of tiny bits of glass, left over from when the people of Fort Bragg dumped their garbage into the ocean throughout the 20th century. Tides and waves wore the glass bottles to tiny pebbles, now comprising the entire beach. The Navy explored the beach, learning about ecology and environmental issues, as well investigating nearby tide pools. After visiting these two marine environments, the Navy wrapped up their expedition by traveling to the extract spot on the Pacific Coast that lies on the same latitude as Molossia. At latitude 39 19' 8.40" N, Jack Peters Gulch just north of Mendocino, our valiant sailors unfurled our flag and with that wrapped up an amazing voyage of discovery to the Pacific Ocean.

Hooray for the Molossian Navy!

Patrick's Point Beach

McKerricher Beach

Grey Whale Skeleton

Glass Beach

Former Glass Bottles

Molossia's Flag
at Jack Peters Gulch

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