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The Vastness Of It All

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Point Reyes, California

California Blue

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This single sailboat was anchored in the middle of Drakes Bay near Point Reyes, California. I never saw anyone moving around on her. She looked rather lonely out there nestled in an almost mediterranean blue ocean, but the overall scene was beautiful.

400 Steps Down

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 400 steps down from this cliff’s edge is the Point Reyes Lighthouse clinging to the juxtaposition of Drakes Bay and the open Pacific Ocean. It’s one of the “must sees” of the Point Reyes National Seashore Park. The place is a testimony to courage and ingenuity show by early settlers protecting this rough, rocky, dangerous stretch of coastline.

Rough Rocky Sea

The cultural history of Point Reyes reaches way way back some 5,000 years to the Miwok Indians who were the first humans to inhabitant the area. Over 120 known village sites exist within the park. Sir Francis Drake is believed to have landed nearby in 1579.

Now in the 21st century the lighthouse no longer functions but the sea and the rocks remain as dangerous as ever.OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

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