12 Aug 19 One of the specific places I wanted to visit on that CA trip was the Point Reyes National Seashore, a long strip of land jutting up against the Pacific Ocean. Over the years I had heard and read much about it so I was really hyped to go see it in person. As it turned out our day of visit was that first day out of Berkeley when virtually everything we tried to do fizzled, and the National Seashore was in that group. First we couldn't find it and probably wouldn't have if an off-duty park ranger hadn't noticed us driving back and forth and who pulled in front of us to provide help. She told us how to get where we wanted to go but when we got there it was pretty much a BIG disappointment. Other than a few flowered sand dunes, we saw no birds, about 5 scrawny deer, and at a GREAT distance, too small to see with the naked eye, perhaps 3 elephant seal cows a couple miles distant from our viewing location. That was it! A LOT of driving for nothing. The shot for today is about the most we saw in that two hour venture. I'm sure there must be more, but we certainly didn't get to see it and we were there in the late afternoon / early evening time frame when things should have been happening. Another place we shan't be visiting again.
This is straight from the camera save for the cloning out of two sets of footprints in the sand at the bottom of the frame. Painted Dunes of Reyes Nikon D500; 18 - 200; Aperture Priority; ISO 200; 1/800 sec @ f /11.