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Sunday, March 24, 2013

day trips~

we have been on vacation for the last couple of weeks, flitting back and forth from the country to the coast. these are just a mixture of pics from our day trips. a panoramic view as we leave our village heading up the north coast, this was once all under water, lifted from earthquakes, gulp, but its dramatic gorgeous scenery with carved rocks from tide pools and wave actions in what was once underwater canyons.



these seal are in a fresh water river, its been a very mild winter and the river has not cut through to the sea, they are landlocked. where the river meets the sea is the largest seal nursery on the ca coast. from now, through july they give birth to their pups, we didn't spot any ashore, just these ladies lounging a couple of miles downstream. they come to this location because of the protected river waters verses the pounding pacific.











i spotted clovers for st patricks in armstrong grove, a beautiful redwood forest preserve...















where the river should meet the sea...







one day we were walking under 1500 year old redwoods, or taking the dogs for their daily beach walks, or another hiking up these rolling green hills with huge views in all directions along the ridge line or cool trails laced through the oaks...

















i was particularly smitten with this sweet bench...



but its always good to be back home...