I could really spend hours gazing at the ocean off the Northern California coast, and I sometimes manage to shoot a few pictures as well! We were fortunate to make it over to the coast on three separate trips last year, in April, September, and November. It was the first time in ages that I’d seen the coast in springtime, and as I’m sure I’ve mentioned at least once before, the abundant wildflowers were irresistible. In November we finally made it as far north as the village of Mendocino on a beautiful but very windy day.
On our most recent trip a couple of weeks ago, we didn’t drive north as far as the headlands but stopped to check out the Spring Ranch Nature Preserve, just south of Mendocino Bay. It was another breezy day, and this time the sunshine was more subdued, the waves were a bit more wild, and the birds were feeling cheeky.