It was the first day of Fall. Cool morning and warming up toward noon. A great day for a drive out to Point Reyes.
The winding road of Sir Francis Drake Boulevard is quite lovely. Heading west toward Point Reyes brings us to some unusual territory. Despite the sunny weather, the closer we got to the shore, the fog hung low and enveloped us and it felt as if we were driving high up in the mountains, through the clouds. A long road with old, historical ranches lines the road and one would never feel as if they were heading for a beach. But, once we hit the end of the road, there was an oasis at Drakes Beach. It is an, open, white sand beach surrounded by jagged rock cliffs. It looked like the shores of Hawaii. I was mesmerized. We live here! The tide was low and there was a sand bar that separated the surf and formed a pool of water on the sand. Sea birds strutted along the shore, leaving their little bird-feet impressions in the wet sand. It was peaceful and magical.
|Other-worldly, is it not?|
|Look at the mist over the cliffs|
We left Drakes Beach in search of a dog-friendly beach and ended up at Stinson Beach which, unfortunately, did not allow dogs on this particular section of Stinson Beach. But it was okay because there was a great, grassy park where dogs were finally allowed! YAY! Brian and I took turns walking down the path to the sandy beach to take some photos. I could not believe that this beach, which looked so much like the Long Island beaches of my youth - it was surrounded by pine trees and cypress trees and hillsides....never saw anything like it. What a cool place. The boys stayed on leash for awhile and when I returned from the beach, Brian was seated at a picnic table and the boys were just leisurely exploring the park. They didn't wander off but just hung out and watched the activity.
|Sunbathers enjoying the warm Fall weather|
|When do you get to see this scene at a beach?|
|Walter hanging with his dad|
|Walty having a moment|
|Henry rockin' some shade|
I must say, I feel blessed to live in a place where the natural beauty takes my breath away on a regular basis.