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Feb 092014
 

Winter is so awesome for going to the coast.  And finally it’s winter!  Wet, stormy, dark.  Often, we get a break in the weather and those are the best times for photography.  I don’t know what’s happening in your part of the world, but here in California it’s finally winter.  Let us rejoice! stormy-ocean-sunset-5-1

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Aug 122013
 

I was in Monterey.  It was a beautiful, relatively warm late winter day.  Lots of people, happily wandering around, exploring the best of what the area has to offer; an easy stroll along the Pacific, plenty of shops and restaurants, the aquarium.  When I had my fill of town, I drove west, up the road a couple of miles and bam!  A different world.  I wasn’t sure if the weather had just turned or I was just far enough out of town to make a difference.  No matter, the fog and mist were on me.  The ocean breeze was stiff.  It was suddenly cold.  I put my jacket on.  I took a few photos, but the mist was getting to my lens.  I called it a day.

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Feb 222013
 

Every once in a while we get a tsunami warning here on the California coastline.  So far, it’s never amounted to anything even remotely serious, but it has made for some larger than normal surf conditions.  If I happen to hear about it, and if at all possible, I get in the car and drive the half hour out to the coast just to be there and watch.  Most of it’s high bank and I don’t at all feel in danger.  So, I go watch the spectacle.  This is taking place just north of the small town of Jenner at the mouth of the Russian River.  An awesome day for wave watching.

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Dec 092012
 

A week or so ago we had some big storms blow through California.  And that makes for a great time to head out to the coast to check out the churning pacific ocean.  Unfortunately I wasn’t in time for the biggest wave action and the fog was starting to settle in again, limiting the visibility.  But, I did spy this couple, sitting on a log with their lunch, happily taking it all in, the waves pounding the shore in front of them.  What a lovely place for an afternoon meal.

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May 072012
 

Hmmm.  I don’t really remember exactly where this is other than it’s the Pacific Ocean in Mendocino County on the California coast, somewhere just south of Point Arena.  I remember leaving home and just deciding to follow my nose up the coast to see what I could see.  I love the pacific coast and the power of the ocean.  It never ceases to amaze me.  I took my time here, sitting down on the deserted beach, watching the creek flow into the ocean and the waves pound into the shore, before heading north for more exploration.  What a beautiful day and a powerful place.

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