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California’s Sonoma Coast

May 3, 2013

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If you have been reading my Posts for very long you have gotten the idea that I love the beach…the ocean.

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California’s coastline is easily recognizable having been filmed in so many movies & television shows.

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It is breathtaking, even on a windy (very windy), chilly (very chilly) day.

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The signs along the beach remind visitors to not turn their backs on the water because of the potential for rogue waves.

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This wave got me…it rolled up the beach farther than I expected, so I had wet feet for the rest of the day.

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The birds stayed on the ground & I guess this is seaweed of some variety.

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While trying to catch a wave as it splashed up the side of the rock face I noticed something in the water.

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At first I thought it was a buoy, but then realized it was a sea lion.

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Of course, it didn’t stick it’s entire head out of the water until I put the camera down. :0(

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If you have the opportunity, drive the Pacific Coast Highway from San Francisco up to Mendocino. Your cell phone will be without reception (that’s reason enough!) & the scenery is beautiful.

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  1. May 3, 2013 4:30 am

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing, I wish that I will one day have tha chance to see the Pacific Ocean!

    • May 3, 2013 4:33 am

      These plants on the last photu also grows on our coastline, and is ideal to wipe on your skin when you get stung by a bluebottle (Portuguese Man o’War?)

      • May 3, 2013 8:23 am

        DH & I wondered what these flowers were. They had succulent-type leaves like aloe vera & the flowers looked like water lilies. Glad to know the good Lord placed them where they could be used if needed!

  2. Gayle Moody permalink
    May 3, 2013 8:17 am

    Love these. I could look at the ocean all day. Your photos are great–nice composition.

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