Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Driving down California 1 south from San Francisco I stopped at Moss Beach. The Fitzgerald Marine Reserve is located inside the town of Moss Beach just 100 meters from beach front homes, this is a public access beach. Unlike Oregon where all the beaches are public access most of the California ocean front is privately owned with restricted access. Fortunately some forward thinking person worked to set aside this part of Moss Beach for the public.
I was sitting on the beach, looking for sea glass and taking pictures of the pebbles and sand around me, I didn't notice that less that 25 meters from me Harbor seals were starting to pull themselves out of the water for an afternoon snooze in the sun. Harbor seals are cute but can give you a nasty bite if they get it in their head that you are a threat. Time to get some coffee.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
I was last up in Humboldt County in April exploring Humboldt Redwoods state park. This trip included a hike though Drury-Chaney grove which is a little obscure. I've coming up to Humboldt county every 4 to 5 months for the past 13 years and this was my first visit to this grove. Located in the northern portion of the park near Pepperwood along the Avenue of the Giants, the old Redwood Highway. This image was taken pretty far back into the grove. It was another one of those amazing days where the light had a certain quality that makes green of the ferns and the Redwood Sorrel just glow.