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Point Reyes Nat’l Seashore


Just north of San Francisco is the Point Reyes National Seashore.  A sweeping landscape, with rugged cliffs, long beaches, wildlife, and native plants.  Wildlife enthusiasts love it: sea lions, elephant seals, deer, birds of all kinds live and nest on the pristine grounds.  The very ruggedness was also danger, there were many shipwrecks so in the late 1800’s a lighthouse was built to warn sailors.   It’s still there for tourists to see, although you ave to descend and climb 323 steps.  We did…

We also did some birding on the Point.  We didn’t see many species, wrong time of the day, but we managed a few sightings.

Part of the rugged coast

Part of the rugged coast

And, miles and miles of sandy beaches

And, miles and miles of sandy beaches

The lighthouse at the bottom of the hill

The lighthouse at the bottom of the hill

But we made it down

But we made it down

More importantly, we made it back up

More importantly, we made it back up

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Not hard to tell the direction of the prevailing winds

Some local birds

Some local birds

Even more birds

Even more birds

More birds

More birds

Quail

Quail on point

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Scratching? Or doing the Quail Dance?

Female duck

Female duck

Blue winged teal

Blue winged teal

A small dragonfly blends with the environment

A small dragonfly blends with the environment

Thistle flowers

Thistle flowers

A very unusual house along the road in

A very unusual house along the road in

An old ship, the "Point Reyes"

An old ship, the “Point Reyes”

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