Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Return to Point Reyes.

To cap what has been an amazing stretch of visits with people I don't get to see as often as I would like, we have family in town.  My dad and step mother Julia are up visiting and it has been very nice.

If this were the Silverdale contract it would have inevitably been Murhut Falls.  Our standby destination here though is Point Reyes.  It is close and pretty.

Remember Point Reyes?

It looked like this.

And this...

No brainer, right.

So, after a late lunch/breakfast, we were off.  They got a rental car for the week and followed behind us along the way.  I tried to be good, I really did, but I just had to stop and get a picture or two along the way.  Sarah eventually got used to me swerving off the road at inopportune moments to catch some potential picture. I told them as I passed their car that this was just one of the occupational hazards of traveling with the Adventure Nickel.  Julia got out of the car and thanked me for stopping so she could get her camera out of the trunk.  She had been mentally framing pictures the whole way and cursing for leaving the camera out of reach.  Ahhh, fellow shutterbug.

Ahhh, the light is perfect.
Then...suddenly, this happened.

Hey!  Wait a minute.  But, if there is fog all over the place, I can't see anything!  The pictures are going to be terrible.

You're going to have to trust me, there is an ocean out there.
Well, the scenic vista isn't what it should be.  How about the wild life?  Last time there were deer and hawks and cows and stuff everywhere.  What about this time?

Seriously deer?  Really?
Did that deer just call me a pervert?
Oh well, I guess we should just drive back.  Nothing to see here unless you want all of your pictures to look the same.

At least the hawk cooperated.  Thanks for not pooping!

Cows of the Mist.
We decided to head back to North Beach.  At least we could get a good sound of the crashing waves.

We were able to watch a tremendous rip current. 

OK, I tried to replicate this as closely as possible in the conditions.

This is the last trip here.

 This time.
Oh well, make the best of it.  Be goofy and get back into some sunshine.

I take picture of you taking picture of me.

Pretty ice plant flower.
Still in the fog, I had to stop and take this picture.  Someone on the Google + photography page put one of these up and I recognized it.  So, I STOLE it.
Eventually we got back out of the fog.  It was a thick and pretty fast moving bank of fog.  So we had to stop and take some pictures.

 Often, the best light, and pictures, can be found by turning around.

Works for sunrises and sunsets too.

So, we decided we would just have fun stopping to photograph everything of interest as we drove home.  They don't all work out like you plan, but they usually work out.

Not Das Boat!

Birds circling in a thermal