GOOD READ: Night Crossings
Mariners at the mouth of Humboldt Bay have witnessed calm, glassy waters turn violent with no warning. Others saw the warnings but overestimated their ability to navigate the waves.
The stories in Jon Humboldt Gates’ book Night Crossings will have you clutching your life jacket and feeling humbled before the awesome power of the Pacific.
Night Crossings is the first pick for the Humboldt Herald book club. Did you read it? Got any harrowing stories of your own about crossing the bar? Hell, just watching the waves from the jetty can be enough to have you running for your life, as recounted in the book’s introduction.
On the fun side, the book served as inspiration for a 2007 sand sculpture in the annual festival hosted by Friends of the Dunes. Hit the link and scroll about half way down for photos.