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Watery Wednesday #91:

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Another beach shot here. Is my subconscious telling me it’s missing summer and the beach weather?

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Posted by on January 18, 2011 in Watery Wednesday

 

My World #104: Ano Nuevo State Reserve

It’s a long weekend in this part of the world and I had some time to look through my old digital photo albums and I found a small trip that I hadn’t share with you yet.

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Fifty-five miles south of San Francisco and the Golden Gate, a low, rocky, windswept point juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The Spanish maritime explorer Sebastian Vizcaino sailed by the point on January 3, 1603. His diarist and chaplain of the expedition, Father Antonio de la Ascension, named it Punta de Año Nuevo (New Year’s Point) for the day on which they sighted it in 1603.

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Año Nuevo State Park is the site of the largest mainland breeding colony in the world for the northern elephant seal, and the interpretive program has attracted increasing interest every winter for the past 19 years. People who hope to see the seals during the winter breeding season are urged to get their reservations early. The males battle for mates on the beaches and the females give birth to their pups on the dunes.

During the breeding season, December through March, daily access to the park is available via guided walks only. Most of the adult seals are gone by early March, leaving behind the weaned pups who remain through April. The elephant seals return to Año Nuevo’s beaches during the spring and summer months to molt and can be observed during this time through a permit system.

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For more information about this park, click here.

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Posted by on January 17, 2011 in My World

 

Photo Hunt #115: Shadow

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Every one who goes there takes photos of the shadows on the sand.

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Posted by on January 14, 2011 in photo hunt

 

Signs, Signs #2: Say What???

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Spotted inside the OAKLAND MUSEUM. Apparently people lick the paintings, otherwise there would be no need for this warning wouldn’t it?

The accompanying story/post is here if you have time to visit.

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Posted by on January 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

 

Window Views and Doors Too #54:

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Three doors and three windows, as seen in Valletta, Malta.

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Posted by on January 12, 2011 in Window Views and Doors Too

 

Watery Wednesday #90: Dreaming of Wet Cancun

Are you ready for more tropical paradise dreaming? Okay here goes:
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I hope with these multiple images, I can shake off the desire for a little R&R.

All images are taken at Nichupte Lagoon in Cancun, June 2010.

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Posted by on January 11, 2011 in Watery Wednesday

 

My World #103: Pacific Grove Houses

I was looking thru my flickr uploads this past weekend and noticed that I have not shared some of the houses I snapped drive by while drving around Pacific Grove in May of last year. So here’s some that caught my lens and my eyes.

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I’ve been fascinated by the houses and architecture lately.

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Posted by on January 10, 2011 in My World

 

Photo Hunt #114: Free Week

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Oh how I wish vacations in Cancun are free 🙂
After the hectic Holiday Season, I am about ready for a little rest 🙂

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Posted by on January 7, 2011 in photo hunt

 

Sky Watch #123: First for 2011

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Getting ready to view and photograph the sunset. Taken at the pergola in Lake Merritt in Oakland, CA.

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Posted by on January 6, 2011 in sky watch

 

Signs, Signs #1: The Beginning

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If London has platform 9 3/4, California has Camp 4 1/2.   We stayed here one summer.  Hope to be able to camp here again this year.

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Posted by on January 5, 2011 in Uncategorized