We followed the beautiful coastal highway on this gorgeous sunny day. Bright blue water and snow white waves crashing against the craggy sea rocks. We pulled into Olema Campground for two nights and had close-up wildlife.
|Black-tailed Deer, Mom and Fawn|
|Black-tailed Buck - King of the Park|
We spent a partly foggy day exploring Point Reyes National Seashore, with the sun breaking through later. We enjoyed the birds and wildlife of this amazing area.
|Point Reyes Lighthouse - 30 stories of stairs below|
|Peregrine Falcon through the scope|
|Greater White-fronted Geese in the fog|
|Wind swept Cedar Tree top of the cliff|
|Blue-green algae on the rocks - little chlorophyll|
|Tropical Kingbird - wandering westward|
|Colorful autumn plants cover the dunes|
We drove south along the coast staying at Sunset Beach State Park finding some new birds for our year list. And Ty got lots of practice with Anna's Hummingbirds and some amazing stop-action shots.
Along the route south was the Elephant Seal Vista where hundreds of these large, magnificent marine mammals haul out to rest and play.
Ever southward, we spent a few days at Morro Dunes RV Park near the beautiful Morro Rock at the entrance to Morro Bay. This monolith stands 581 feet high and takes up 50 acres of ground. As many things in California, you really need to see it as the photos do not do it justice.
|Sand dollar with barnacle|
|Long-billed Curlew finds a Mole Crab|
|Prickly Pear beside Morro Rock|
|Sea Otter Mom and pup|
|Baby gets groomed|
We took a day trip up into the mountains and in the large farmlands along Pozo Road, we found the indigenous Yellow-billed Magpie, only found here in Southern California.
This "on the road" photo is from Point Reyes that somehow got to the bottom of the blog by mistake but seemed like a good way to end this entry.
Love & Prayers,
Ty & Ida Baumann