I’m pretty sure that when the advertisement says “happy cows come from California”, they are referring to these cows grazing on ocean front pastures at Point Reyes National Seashore.
Olema Campground in conveniently located near Point Reyes National Seashore. Though the campground offers full hook-ups we ended up with a site that did not have sewer hook-up. Nevertheless, we used the RV showers, toilets, and the campground dump station. The setting of the campground was beautiful. We enjoyed just being in nature surrounded by … Continue reading Olema Campground – Olema, California
After two jam-packed, fun-filled days at Point Reyes National Seashore we decided to treat ourselves to dinner at a local restaurant. E and I both wanted seafood. Someone had recommended Tony’s Seafood which was a short drive up highway 1. The restaurant had an ocean front view and a casual atmosphere. E and both ordered … Continue reading Tony’s Seafood – Marshall, California
When we arrived back at Ken Patrick Visitor Center we ate a picnic lunch in the Jeep and then walked out to Drakes beach to see the bull elephant seals up close! The bulls were sunbathing in the afternoon and didn’t move much. Rangers were putting little orange flags a safe distance around them to … Continue reading Drakes Beach – Bull Elephant Seals – Point Reyes National Seashore – California
Our 2nd stop on the shuttle bus ride was Elephant Seal overlook. Our trip to Point Reyes was coincidentally, perfectly timed for viewing adult male & female elephant seals with their pups. The short trail to the overlook was gravel and narrow. As always, the rangers were very friendly, knowledgeable, and engaging. We used binoculars … Continue reading Elephant Seal Overlook Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California
2/9/20 Day #2 of our weekend getaway to Point Reyes National Seashore took us to Ken Patrick Visitors Center where we purchased tickets ($7 per adult & kids were free) for the shuttle bus. At this time, the only way to access the lighthouse was by shuttle. Once the shuttle dropped us off at the … Continue reading Point Reyes Lighthouse – Point Reyes National Seashore – California
2/8/20 After hiking the 1-mile Earthquake Trail we grabbed a brochure and headed to The Woodpecker Trail. This trail wasn't paved and wasn't as flat as Earthquake Trail, but it was still super kid-friendly. We ended up running from one numbered post to the next, stopping at each to read the first paragraph of the … Continue reading The Woodpecker Trail – Point Reyes National Seashore – California
2/8/20 After checking in at Bear Valley Visitor Center we headed straight for the nearest beach. The rangers we spoke with let us know about a high wind advisory and suggested we hit the beach as soon as possible. The beach was a short 0.3 mile walk from the parking lot. At first, it was … Continue reading Limantour Beach – Point Reyes National Seashore – California