Our expectations were pretty low. Let's just get out of the house, maybe go for a drive and see the coast.
|Yeah, why bother getting outside?|
|The sea was angry that day my friend.|
|Ohhh, look a high dangerous place...let's go!|
|I love the salt spray streamers.|
|"Hey guys! Want some kelp?"|
|Nah, I'll just throw stuff.|
|Michael was impressed with the waves|
We kept seeing signs for the lighthouse. That and it is on the high pretty place up over there. So, of course we had to keep going.
We drove up to the headlands and got out to walk around. The lighthouse is closed on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. It was Thursday, so we settled for just walking around. We saw this hawk hovering over a field in the 20 knot straight winds. He hovered, adjusted, hovered and adjusted for quite a while. This is when I kick myself. ALWAYS BRING THE ZOOM LENS IDJIT!
|Yup, would have been really cool zoomed in.|
|He just hung out there, waiting for his closeup|
|Take my picture!|
|OK, so this one would have been worse with the zoom.|
|Not this one though. sigh.|
|He hung around for one last shot|
Fine, we will just walk down to the lighthouse. SQUIRREL! or more like, TREE!
|Not THAT tree, too little...|
|The ones with built in kid seats.|
|Parakeet perch, he called it.|
|There are three deer in this picture. Have fun!|
|Seriously? To a lighthouse?|
|But lighthouses suck.|
|Like maybe a peregrine falcon|
|Or a distant lighthouse!|
|You know what would make this lighthouse picture better?|
|Stinkin' whale, so far away.|
|And you Mr. Falcon. Just a little farther than I would like with this setup.|
A little more time to soak up the vibe of being at a high pointy place with a lighthouse and a whale and a slightly snobby peregrine falcon.
Then it was back toward the car. Oh yeah, and the trees.
|My beautiful sweetie|
|And her monkey.|
|There are 5 deer and one people in this one. :-)|