Climbing over and around the rocks near Gerstle Cove (in Salt Point State Park), I may not have been able to access the tide pools, but I still found a lot of interesting sights and enough beauty all around to keep me busy with my camera.
This state park is named Salt Point for a reason! Below is just an example of the small deposits of salt found in the rocks.
Staying below on the rocks meant I was sheltered by the roaring northwest wind, but it was still quite tiring. I had to work to keep my balance and choose each step carefully. So eventually I returned to the bluff — and discovered some very familiar wildflowers, plus one or two that were new to me.