nature travel

Some More Views of The Coast

A few weeks back I posted pictures taken from my phone on the way up to one of my favorite places in the world. It’s north of where I live, at The Sea Ranch, California. My family has been going there, renting houses since I was about 11 years old. It’s a mellow place, with little to do other than walking the bluffs, checking out tide pools, seeing lots of wildlife like seal lions and deer, and soaking in the sun. It’s also a wonderful place for people to gather together and spend time catching up.

After Bodega Bay, you hit famous Highway One. This picture is still the wallpaper on my phone.

At The Sea Ranch, there are lots of homes perched for a great view. Check out the homes on the cliff in the upper right.

There are tidepools with starfish and sea anemones.

And, when we were sitting watching the waves, this big boy popped out of the water and started barking at us. Don’t worry, we weren’t this close…

Here he is, striking his “Little Mermaid” pose. What a gorgeous place to call home:

It’s easy to be inspired when you’re close to so much nature.

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  • Paloma
    September 10, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    These photos are absolutely breath-taking. I love,love, LOVE the ocean. how lucky of you to have visited such a beautiful place!

    The last one if my favorite. It reminds me of the beauty our heavenly father is capable of creating and how yet you said so little, though you said so much to me through these pictures.
    Wow, thanks for the lovely post.

  • Karen
    September 11, 2009 at 4:10 am

    Beautiful photos! I love the California coastline. I live in Orange County, so the beaches we have down here are much different from the ones in the north, but gorgeous in their own ways!

  • Liz
    September 12, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    What a beautiful place! Someday we will make it out to CA!

  • Adam
    September 16, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    hey paula. will you send me the full rez shot of the sea ranch. i’m in need of a new background for my desktop and i think my boss might frown on promo shots of the Dollhouse cast. thanks!

  • Paula
    September 17, 2009 at 6:14 am

    Sure thing, Adam!

    For anyone else, you can see it here:

    Seems when you look at the hi res version, there’s a … UFO? in the picture.

  • kateyleigh
    September 20, 2009 at 12:46 am

    Paula: LOVE the Little Mermaid reference!! That is seriously the best moment in that movie! You’re amazing, I love it!

  • Alexis!
    September 20, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Those pictures are gorgeous!! I had to call my dad over to show them how wonderful they were, hehe.

  • Paula
    September 20, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Thanks ladies and gentleman! I’m off to the coast again and hope to have more pics when I return 🙂