California North Coast

We Take A Drive Up The Coast On Solstice

I’ve spent most of my life in northern coastal California. And love it here. We’re within the sound of the ocean and only a half hour from Redwood National Park.

We went for a drive on Solstice in between storm fronts and found some lovely light, rainbows, Roosevelt elk and crashing waves.

Here’s an “album” of my favorite photos as a holiday gift from me to you, my friends and fans. Thank you for your interest in my goings-on and I hope you have a great 2013!

Roosevelt elk bulls

Roosevelt elk bulls, hanging out together again after the yearly rut

Roosevelt elk bulls can weigh up to 900 pounds.

Roosevelt elk bulls can weigh up to 900 pounds.

Rainbow at Dry Lagoon State Park with Goat Rock in the background.

Rainbow at Dry Lagoon State Park with Goat Rock in the background.

Rainbow over the Pacific Ocean.

Rainbow over the Pacific Ocean.

Storm clouds coming in.

Storm clouds coming in.

Surf's up.

Surf’s up.

Every winter the ocean breaches the spit between it and Stone Lagoon.

Every winter the ocean breaches the spit between it and Stone Lagoon.

Redwood Creek was running full. Usually we can continue down the gravel onto the beach.

Redwood Creek was running full. Usually we can continue down the gravel onto the beach.

This vernal pond, backed by red alders, was hosting some hooded merganser ducks.

This vernal pond, backed by red alders, was hosting some hooded merganser ducks.

On the way home, we could see the next storm coming in and we got caught in a short spat of heavy hail.

On the way home, we could see the next storm coming in and we got caught in a short spat of heavy hail.

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