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.
Sunday, December 4, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
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
Friday, November 25, 2016
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Thursday, November 17, 2016
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
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.