Monday, May 13, 2013

Hiking and Whale Watching at Point Reyes National Seashore

Last weekend, the three of us drove north to Point Reyes National Seashore. The forecast was for a warm 75+ degree day with full sun so we decided to make the most out of it. We have been to Point Reyes several times before. We love the dog-friendly beach there. If you walk a half mile or so away from the parking lot, you get the entire beach to yourself, which is just fabulous!

We split our day into two parts: hiking in the morning and beaching in the afternoon. We went on the only dog-friendly trail there is in the area and had a great time. The trail goes on forever, but because of the sun, we turned around about an hour or so into the hike. Our poor puppy had his tongue out and we wanted to make sure he didn't overheat.

After the hike, we headed to the beach and hung out there for hours. We didn't have our watches with us, so we don't know how long we were there for. What we do know is that, while laying around on the sand, we saw a pod of whales go by! Two of them jumped in classic whale style, and most of them spouted water as they went by! It was one of the most special moments of my life!

I took several photos of the passing whales but none of them were great. But, I'm still including one in this post.

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