Friday, July 16, 2010

Got Tar? Yes!

So, about this tar. I went down to the other end of the campground where the oozing tar is. I parked Stella with Mary and Forrest, the camp hosts for that section. Mary showed me where to go to see the tar. I walked down the beach and, sure enough, here is this black tar oozing out of the side of the hill and the rocks (which are really just hardened tar). I took quite a few pictures. I even brought a sample. It's very sticky stuff! So the Native Americans were the Chumash. I can see how this tar would be great for caulking their canoes. Very interesting stuff.
Tonight their is a chance there will be the bioluminescence in the water. Have to wait for dark for that one.

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