Sunday, December 4, 2016

Bodega Head - Paths

The paths at Bodega Head are sandy, cut between many varieties of wildflowers and succulents. including ice plant, which has been a favorite of mine since I first saw them on the California coast in my childhood.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Bodega Head - Hand-Holding

I might not recommend you take your four-year-old to Bodega Head, as it is a long way down, and there are no safety measures.  But frankly, that's part of the reason I like it there.  It's just a path set on cliffs, and with that comes a sense of adventure and dangerous beauty.  That, however, could be a little too dangerous for small children, so I recommend hand-holding at all times.  Grandpa did that for me, so I could take photographs, and Wyle was so good.  We explained the danger of falling off a cliff, and so she took it very seriously.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Secluded Beach

From Bodega Head you can spot secluded little stretches of beach.  How you get there, I don't know, but surely some enterprising residents of the area enjoy them on warmer days.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Bodega Head

One of my favorite moments this summer was when we went to Bodega Bay.  It's a bit of a tradition to take a day trip there, to take in the stunning views from Bodega Head and eat an amazing seafood lunch.  It was Wyle's first time there and I loved watching her see something new - the Pacific Coast - for the first time.  She's never seen cliffs that hang over the ocean, beaten by the waves.  It was really special.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Sea Gull

On many of my visits to my grandparents' home in California, we'd take a day trip to Bodega Bay.  I have such fond memories of it, mostly because it is wildly different than the East coast landscapes I grew up with.  It's frequently shrouded in fog, with seals loitering near the docked fishing boats.  The sea gulls, however, are just the same, no matter where you go, always looking for a handout near a restaurant.