Point Reyes National Seashore

From San Jose, we went up thru San Francisco and over the Golden Gate Bridge. We then got on the coastal road (Route 1) and went up and down hill and around many 20 mph corners and followed the coast to Point Reyes National Seashore. This is a very large park and included a big estuary named Drakes Estero. The are pretty sure that Sir Francis Drake went into this place and did some boat repairs. We went over the upper end of Schooner Cove. There are several large coves that we went by on the way out to the lighthouse. Nice view from up on the cliff.

Lookout

Lookout

 

We could see several beaches and drove into South Beach. It was miles long with about 6 people in sight, nice surf – a little cold for swimming.

Beach

Beach

There is only walk in camping in this park, so we went across Route 1 and got a campsite at the at the Samuel P. Taylor State Park. This was a nice spot – we were under some redwoods along Lagunitas Creek.

Salmon Crossing

Salmon Crossing

Redwoods

Redwoods

 

One of the coves in the Point Reyes Park had a place were they farmed oysters.

 

A few of the restaurants in the little town were know for their BBQ’d oysters, so we stopped and had a few with a glass of Lagunitas IPA - very good combo.

When we were leaving the park and driving toward Patuluma, Mary Anne saw a mountain lion up in a field. That is pretty unusual.