A day on the beach with a friend – hiking for miles, walking barefoot, spotting seals, listening to the waves crashing… a heaven for the body and mind. This is what one needs every now and then (at least I do).
Add there a warm, sunny weather, a follow-up hike up in the mountains amongst the giant redwoods, a heavenly Italian dinner with friends – and it is a day to remember! It’s almost time to say again goodbye to California and I’ll savour these fun memories in months to come.
Friends waiting for a little snack…
Soft, warn sand is calling bare feet to walk on it
Oh that colour of the sea – just amazing
Some beach-side eye candy (of house kind)
The plants are nicely spreading across the pretty little bridge
Mysterious smoky mountains on the background
Calm after the storm that rooted this plant?
Warmer water pocket – but no tide pool creatures found here
Phase 2 of the plan did not quite work out as it was high tide, and most of the beach was closed off for the seals…maybe next time I manage to spot an ochre star out in the nature…
Sadly the marine reserve is a no-collecting zone – they had the prettiest sea shells here – I haven’t seen anything like these on other beaches
Next stop – a walk up the mountain in the shadows of the giant redwoods – so impressive. And all along a pretty little stream
Giant tree, giant roots. I wonder why this made me think Lord of the Rings…
Autumn is clearly coming to the woods. So pretty everywhere!
Look, there’s a chili pepper! No dear, it’s a banana slug…Everyone, meet my new friend slugsy