Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Point Reyes National Seashore

My streak of National Park visiting continued with a trip to Point Reyes National Seashore. We broke out the our zoom lens and UV filter to try to take a few beauty shots.
While mostly clear, the wind swept across the cliffs - further reinforcement that all of my outfits should be built around my fleece.
When hiking to the lighthouse, several other park goers pointed out what they thought were whales.  It was late in the season, but possible - alas, I couldn't spot one!
The lighthouse was pretty cool and the park ranger was super knowledgeable about the workings of the lamp inside. It's automatically controlled now, but back in the day powered the lamp with coal.
Along the cliffs, happy California cows grazed with some of the best views in the state. I briefly entertained becoming a happy dairy farmer.
In each National Park, I'm amazed at the diversity of the natural beauty and landscape. Even the moss and fungus on the rocks created a striking contrast.
We only had time to do one hike, but we're already talking about going back to walk on the shore and seek out more wildlife. I particularly would love to see the whale migration in the winter!

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