Bodega Bay

I was going to continue my series of images that I took at our recent visit to Tubac but this image came in today from my daughter.  She’s visiting Bodega Bay CA, a place near and dear to my heart. It’s 82 degrees there right now.  Wow!  Most of the time it’s a bit chilly and windy, but October is the perfect time to visit this place, as well as San Francisco, just 66 miles away, about an hour and a half by car.

I think she got a great shot … can’t you just feel that spray on your face?

When I lived in northern CA, I used to spend as many weekends as possible at Bodega.  Such a beautiful place and I was lucky enough to live only 18 miles away.  Lots of interesting beaches and places to investigate tide pools.  Great restaurants and gift shops, some tucked away where the average tourist could miss them if they weren’t looking.  The lodging is spectacular as well.  Nothing like waking up in the morning, walking out on the balcony and seeing that beautiful blue water.

If you’re ever in northern CA and looking for a wonderful day trip, check it out:  See Bodega Bay  Dang!  I’m so jealous right now 🙂

Namaste’

Bodega Bay

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

This weeks photo challenge is the Sea.  I don’t know anyone who doesn’t like the sea.  Some of my best days and nights have been at the beaches of northern California.

I remember one time when I had to go to Bodega Bay to make sales calls.  It happened to be one of those grey, overcast days and I didn’t really feel like driving out there but I had to get the calls out of the way.  On the way back to my office, I pulled over at one of the beaches near Bodega and simply sat and watched the sea.  It was spectacular to watch the power of the mighty surf as she rolled in, wave after wave.

Because of the weather, there was no one else there but me and God.  Magical time; just magical.

This image is the beach in Marina Del Rey (southern CA).  The sun had already set, so all I could get was the last vestiges of light on the waves, while watching this man and his child.  I added a nostalgic effect because that’s how it felt to me. Namaste’

the sea.signed

“Sit in reverie and watch the changing color of the waves that break upon the idle seashore of the mind.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow