Photography: California Vacation, Part Two

I have always wanted to see northern California. This past July, that wish was fulfilled. We were able to rent a Prius via Turo, and drove all around the Bay area, from Mill Valley and Sausalito, to Berkeley, Oakland, and San Francisco, and then back and forth along Highway 1, and down to Santa Cruz. It was an adventure I would happily repeat. Even the driving across a 7 mile bridge (San Mateo-Hayward bridge) was okay, because on either side is such beauty to be in and explore.

Last week’s Part One highlighted some closeups I captured at the state beaches. Today, I will highlight some of the vistas and grandeur:

The morning was misty and cool at Gray Whale Cove State Beach, CA and the surfers were out. Photo by CS Sherin

The mist was still hanging on around lunch time, at San Gregorio State Beach, CA.
Photo by CS Sherin

Standing at the top of a trail above part of San Gregorio beach in the afternoon.
Photo by CS Sherin

On another cool and blustery morning, Shark Fin Cove (along Hwy 1, CA, near Santa Cruz) was wondrous as seen from the trail above. Photo by CS Sherin

The shape that gives it the name — Shark Fin Cove; July 2019. Photo by CS Sherin

A beautiful view of the flowered hills above Pescadero State Beach, and my daughter, Samara, on the trail heading down. Photo by CS Sherin

Pescadero beach is another gem along Highway 1, not so far from Santa Cruz either.
Photo by CS Sherin

There are many fun tide pools to explore, sea birds around, and interesting paths up above, on, and around Pescadero Beach. Photo by CS Sherin

The next installment in this series will feature our trip to Muir Woods National Monument, where we got to spend an afternoon with the ancient giants. See you next week!