Point Reyes Seashore

God’s Country

Point Reyes National Seashore Point Reyes National Seashore is a 71,000+ acre park preserve located on the Point Reyes Peninsula in Marin County, California. To cut to the chase, it’s one of the most stunning places you’ll ever see.

North Beach at Point Reyes Beach is the northern access point to an 11-mile long beach on the west side of Point Reyes National Seashore. Beachcombing is probably the biggest activity here with a huge expanse of beach and powerful waves hurling goodies onto the sand. You can walk for miles in both directions and drift logs provide resting options along the shore, but don’t go swimming there because there’s a rip tide and undertow.

I took this photo a couple of years ago when lighthouse access was still possible. A lot of that area is now closed for significant repairs to the lighthouse. One of these days we’ll get down to the beach itself, though it doesn’t look like it will be this year.

Why Petaluma Once Was So Rich

The land surrounding Petaluma is rich farm country, not only in Sonoma County but in Napa and Marin Counties too. With all that nearby agricultural land, grain, milk, eggs, cheese, and meat was produced all around it in abundance.

Getting these riches to market was solved by the Petaluma River that flowed from the town’s grain silos, mills and food storage warehouses into San Francisco bay. For a brief while Petaluma was the richest community in California.

Currently it’s a bedroom community for San Francisco with a lot of repurposed industrial buildings. It’s old affluence is gone but if you’re looking for good food, you’ve come to the right place.

The Tree Ballet

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There is no easy way to title this photograph. The figures in at are a total disconnect. On the right six women seem to be engaged in some sort of project while on the left a girl with a red shirt and sox swings wildly from a tree branch.

It doesn’t make any sense.

I love it!