Point Reyes National Seashore

by | May 12, 2008 | Travel

When they say that this is the foggiest and most windy area of the west coast, they are not kidding! You can just see the ocean down below, thankfully all the yellow lupine were in full bloom so there was lots to look at otherwise.

The Point Reyes lighthouse. We skipped the 20 story down and up climb.

After the short hike to the lighthouse, we drove to the other end of Point Reyes called Chimney Rock and saw breathtaking views of The Headlands. It was foggy, but at least we could see the beach below. Plus there were all kinds of flowers on this trail, sea oats, lupine, daisies, and paintbrush.

Near the Chimney Rock overlook is another viewing area for the elephant seal population that hangs around on Drakes Beach. Eric’s zoom lens allowed us to see the lazy creatures up close and we could hear them but not smell them, so everyone wins!

Before our drive back to Oakland for dinner we stopped at North Beach for some shots of the acres of ice plants in bloom. Stunning.

Our Itinerary

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Croatia (May)
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Faroe Islands (Aug)
London, UK (Sept)
Bari, Italy (Sept)
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Florida (Feb)
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