Friday, August 31, 2018

Elephant Seal Overlook - Part 1

Our visit to the Point Reyes National Seashore continues with a scenic trail to the Elephant Seal Overlook...


On your way to the overlook, look to your right to find Brown Pelicans and Red-throated Loons swimming in Drakes Bay...

(For more photos of the birds we saw at the seashore
visit my birding blog Wings and Daydreams!)



There are still wildflowers blooming along the path, even in late summer...





What in the world is that loud roaring sound in the distance? It's a group of elephant seals up ahead...

Read Part 2 tomorrow...



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Cypress Tree Tunnel ↔ Point Reyes National Seashore


Hey there! Greetings from the Cypress Tree Tunnel at the Point Reyes National Seashore!


This is a popular spot for photographers and you can definitely see why!



On Friday, we're headed to the Elephant Seal Overlook..




Tuesday, August 28, 2018

South Beach ↔ Point Reyes National Seashore

It's tough to decide which beach is the prettiest at the Point Reyes National Seashore. Every single one we stopped at was absolutely gorgeous!

This is South Beach and the waves really are this beautiful shade of turquoise...





Tomorrow, we stop at the Instagram-famous Cypress Tree Tunnel...



Monday, August 27, 2018

Drakes Beach ↔ Point Reyes National Seashore - Part 4

Well, it's time to say goodbye to Drakes Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches at the Point Reyes National Seashore.



We'll definitely be returning real soon to this amazing, tranquil spot...




I wish I knew the names of these pretty plants that were growing near the visitor center...




Tomorrow, we move on to South Beach to watch some turquoise waves...





Sunday, August 26, 2018

Drakes Beach ↔ Point Reyes National Seashore - Part 3

What is it about the seashore that rejuvenates you and leaves you feeling refreshed? It's almost like there's something hard-wired into our cells that require us to breathe in that salty sea air and feel the breeze on our faces once in a while to get us through until our next visit.




I would have no problem spending the rest of my life sitting on the sand and watching the gulls play chicken with the surf.



When you've got the beach to yourself, it's easy to let all your problems fade away and focus on the beauty of where you are...




Tomorrow, we finish up at Drakes Beach and head to South Beach...




Saturday, August 25, 2018

Drakes Beach ↔ Point Reyes National Seashore - Part 2

I have lots more photos of Drakes Beach from our trip to Point Reyes National Seashore California, so let's get right to it...


There's something so magical about having an entire beach to yourself...





If I were a seagull, I'd definitely hang out at the beach all day, every day...

(For more photos of the birds we saw at the seashore
visit my birding blog Wings and Daydreams!)


South Beach is our next stop...





Friday, August 24, 2018

Drakes Beach ↔ Point Reyes National Seashore

Sometimes you just need to see the ocean. So, we hopped in the car and drove west until we hit the Point Reyes National Seashore. We're still enduring triple digits here in the valley and spending some time in 60 degree temps on the coast sounded absolutely divine.

We've been wanting to explore this area for a while now--and wow, was it beautiful!

Our first stop was Drakes Beach...


This is the first beach I've seen with sandstone cliffs...


The landscape was absolutely stunning, even in the early morning light...



It was 8:00 in the morning and we had the entire beach to ourselves...


In the distance, we could see huge flocks of loons (we're talking thousands) flying across the water...

(For more pics of the birds we saw at the seashore,
visit my birding blog Wings and Daydreams!)

More pics of Drakes Beach on tomorrow's post...




Thursday, August 23, 2018

San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge


We made a quick stop at the San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge on our way to the Point Reyes National Seashore. Next time, when we aren't in a race to beat morning rush hour traffic, we'll explore the area a little more.



Don't you just love the beautiful art at the info kiosk?





In the few minutes we were there, we saw a lot of shorebirds and wished we could stay longer!



Great Egret flying over the water


San Pablo Bay National Wildlife Refuge
Black-bellied Plover

Off to the seashore...