July 2011

Issue #11

Sandy Lydon's Central Coast Secrets

 Sandy Lydon's Central Coast Secrets

 Dear Adventurers!  If it seems as if these are busy times, they are!   Just imagine that the bridges are burning behind us...most of these adventures are once-in-a-lifetime and you might not ever see them again.   If not now, when? 


Sandy Lydon, Historian aka The History Dude

Sandy Lydon's Central Coast Secrets, Cabrillo College Extension Classes, and Overseas Adventures

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Intimate Historical Walks Through Three Santa Cruz County Villages 

Soquel, Capitola
and Aptos

Sandy Lydon & Carolyn Swift 

Stuff you've never heard!

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Sunday, July 31

9:30AM - 3:30 PM

Fee: $50




Sunday, August 7

9:30AM - 3:30 PM 

Fee: $50



Wednesday Aug. 17

9:30 AM - 3:30 PM 

Fee $50


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Special Three-Pack! 

Sign up for All Three!



Limited number of spaces!  


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Contact Us


Sandy Lydon

PO Box 2578

Aptos, California 95001


New Price!  New Format!

The Forest of Nisene Marks: A Workshop 


Fri. July 29 - 6:30-9:00 Classroom Session

at Cabrillo College


Sat. July 30;  9-6 hiking

Sat. Aug. 6; 9-6 hiking


Participants will hike approx. 6 miles each day over rugged terrain.


Workshop will be particularly useful for docents and those who lead hikes in the park.



 All three sessions - $100

Fri. Eve. + 1 Sat. -   $70


There is also an optional manual with histories, maps and photographs available for $30.  (Manual available to class registrants only.)
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Voices from the Carmel River Lagoon 

With Sandy Lydon & Linda Yamane 


Sunday, August 28


10:00 AM - 4:00 PM


A rare opportunity to spend some time at the mouth of the Rio Carmelo with Sandy and Linda, a Rumsien-Ohlone descendant and scholar. We will discuss the rich history of the mouth of the Rio Carmelo and you'll have a chance to paddle one of Linda's tule boats. 


Fee: $75 before Aug.1; $90 after August 1. 


This adventure is not designed for children under 18 years of age.   

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New Date! 

Exploring the Tunnels of the North Coast   

Going through as many as we can in a day!


Saturday, September 17

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM


Boots and Flashlights!

Fee: $50 per person


Carpools and Shuttles


Note: Group size limited so we can move quickly. 
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