Flat Morning Walk
What do you do when you have the day off, the sun is shining and there’s no surf?
We decided to take a hike on a remote stretch of beach and see what we could see.
We took an occasional foray up onto the bluff tops, where spring was
nearing the end of what was one of the best displays in years.
All that rain this winter didn’t only help the wildflowers bloom, it also gave the insect
world a big boost. This may look like a flock of birds migrating, but it’s actually a
swarm of gnats, a huge, spinning, cloud of gnats.
The Gaviota Coast is best enjoyed with humans absent.
Unfortunately, this is becoming harder and harder to accomplish.
Back down on the beach, we came across this beast of a jellyfish.
Not sure what kind it was, but it was large.
Another sign of the seasons changing.
The creeks aren’t quite reaching the ocean anymore.
Anybody recognize this?
Lines, tiny, tiny little lines.
This real estate holding just got a little smaller….
This guy likes the Gaviota Coast better without people too.
I guess that means me, doesn’t it…
He was a hurtin’ puppy, left behind by the rest of the gang. You can see it in his eyes.
These photos were taken with a zoom lens. We didn’t get so close as to freak him out.
Looks surfable, but it wasn’t really.
There’s more than one way to enjoy the beach.
Next time it will be with waves. We hope…