Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Point Reyes National Seashore

Over the past weekend, on our way back to San Francisco from Bodega Bay, we took a detour and headed to Point Reyes for the day.

Point Reyes is a cape on the Pacific Ocean in Northern California, about 30 miles (50 km) from San Francisco. Point Reyes is a protected area and, as such, it remains undeveloped, except for the few ranches that have been there since the mid 1850s.

One neat thing about Point Reyes is that it is right on the San Andreas fault so, when you hike around it, you are technically hiking on the fault! This time we didn't hike on the peninsula inland, but we stayed on the coast. There is a beach there that is almost always empty, making it a great place to relax, walk around and enjoy the beauty of the natural scenery.

Here are some shots from our day in Point Reyes, the beaches we stopped at on the way there, and of the Golden Gate Bridge as we came back into San Francisco:

Gorgeous California Coast
Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco in the Distance
Cows grazing around the yellow mountains
Cliff at the Entrance of San Francisco Bay
Blue, Turquoise and Aquamarine Water

Rock Formations on the Coast
Surfer at Goat Beach
Natural Color Palette at Point Reyes
Man-Made Tree Sculpture in Point Reyes
Waves Roll In and Roll Out
The Sun Making the Waters of the Pacific Shine
Dreamy Golden Gate Bridge