Loitering With Sea Lions at Santa Maria Beach, Point Reyes Station

2009 064The soft sand squishes between my toes, as I carefully avoid the dark clumps of washed-up green sea plants.  It feels particularly refreshing after the 1.9 mile hike in on the Laguna trail to Coast Camp along Point Reyes National Seashore.  I came here for a friend’s wedding and camping celebration.  Seeking solitude and reflection on Santa Maria beach I found a friend in the form of a pinniped sunning himself, who was gracious enough to allow me to hang with it for an hour.  This stretch of beach has is one of the quietest, cleanest, and most alluring beaches in the greater Bay Area.  On one side, towering bluffs and carved rock formations.  On the other side, the wide ocean view with the heads of other sea lions bobbing playfully.55x55-digg-box


~ by Ryan Van Lenning on July 11, 2009.

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