Pacific Coast

Blessed  with another gorgeous California weekend I decided to spend it on the coast (that can never get boring:-). Over two days I strolled two beaches, both driving distance from where I live, and it occurred to me that few places in the whole world offer such a variety of costal landscapes - and such a diversity of photographic subjects.

Sure, there are amazing beaches all over the Planet: rocky cliffs of Ireland, majestic Fiords of Norway, sandy beaches of French Polynesia.... I still have more to visit:-) But where can you find all those together in one place?

Case in point: Point Reyes National Seashore. Within a short drive you can revel in beauty of dreamy dunes, be humbled by magnificent Pacific rock cliffs and walk white sand beaches stretching for miles as long as the eye can see. Not to mention nearby Tomales Bay with Ocean cutting deep into the land and looking basically like a lake with view of rolling hills on the opposite shore (If you have never been there I highly recommend the visit. Water is very shallow in the bay and warms up to pleasant to swim temperatures in the summer. Probably the only place you can enjoy dipping in the Pacific without a wetsuit north of San Diego).

Crop of my photographic explorations this weekend is shown below: two pictures with widely different feel but one no less beautiful than the other.

Rock cliffs near Half Moon Bay, California

Rock cliffs near Half Moon Bay, California

Sand Dunes with vegetation at Moss Landing near Salinas River

Sand Dunes with vegetation at Moss Landing near Salinas River