High tide at Moat Creek

September 2022 — I had come to the Moat Creek coastal access point, just south of the town of Point Arena in Mendocino County, hoping to explore the tide pools. Since I found high tide covering the area where I had hoped to poke around, all I could do was look about for some other cool details. And it wasn’t really too hard to find them! The only things that finally drove me away were the icy wind and my promise to meet up with the Big Guy in a spot further up the coast.

Not quite a surfboard, not quite a bench

A clean break


Swiss cheese


Sea view

Secret cave

At first, I thought this was another rock

Then realized it was an abalone shell