I know I’ve written about the White Pelicans here a lot….and with good reason, they’re so unique and beautiful to watch. I put together a collage of photos that I took and made a video to show you some of my best shots. I love watching them, they’re “dunkers” not divers like the brown pelicans. They glide swiftly across the water, and travel in large flocks, though they separate out to feed in smaller groups of 2-3. Anyway, enjoy the pictures and come see them for yourself!
Doran Beach is one of my favorites…for so many reasons. Here’s a picture from the south end of the beach, it’s at a medium tide so we couldn’t walk into the rocks. At lower tides it’s fun to explore all the nooks and crannies. But either way, it’s always beautiful. There are 2 miles of flat beach in a horseshoe shape. It’s very popular because it’s easy to access for surfers, kayakers, kiteflyers, horseback riding, walking, jogging, or just beachcombing.
Many of our guests include drawings from their Bodega Bay Vacation, and I’ve started framing some of them to share with others! Here’s a peek at some of the recent drawings from our guests. These are always great fun for me to see!
Wanted to share this beautiful sunset…this is the view from the deck “At the Bay’s Edge”. The sunsets this past week have just been spectacular….I’m really enjoying these fall sunsets!
I created an album on our At the Bay’s Edge Facebook Fan Page if you want to see some more of the sunset pictures….the winter ones are quite spectacular!
Just saw a great aerial photograph of Bodega Head that I wanted to share.
Bodega Head is just a 5 minute drive from “At the Bay’s Edge” and is named for the the rocky headland that forms the entrance into Bodega Harbor. The jetty along the harbour side is very popular for crabbing and clamming, and the ocean side is very popular for hiking and biking. It’s also a fun place to just enjoy the truly spectacular blufftop views. It’s a popular spot for watching the sunset, as well as the gray whales.
The Sonoma County Farm Trails is this weekend! Once a year, the Sonoma County Farmers welcome you into their farms. This year, over 40 farmers are participating, and they welcome you to drop by and sample their fresh produce. Learn about their growing practices, and how they run their frams. Meet their hens, horses, turkeys, and cows, and take home some wonderful food. Kids LOVE these tours.
Their will be over 100 members offering hundreds of different products from Sonoma heirloom tomatoes to nectarines, to lavender, eggs, and everything in between. Enjoy!
This is a common sight in front of “At the Bay’s Edge”, the fishing boats must pass in front of the house to drop off their catch at the Tides and Lucas Wharf. It’s always fun to see the variety of boats coming and going.
For those that want to go out fishing for the day, Wil’s Fishing is just minutes from the house. Many guests stay here just as a launching pad for their fishing trips.
Every night is better than the last!
Very intense colors tonight on Bodega Bay itself, here’s the view from my deck. Enjoy!
Christo and Jean-Claude will be on-hand to celebrate The ‘Running Fence at 33′. A reception is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 12, from 2pm to 5pm. Bloomfield Park, 6700 Bloomfield Road, Bloomfield. Free. For details, contact the Sonoma County Museum, 707.579.1500.
The Running Fence was monumental in all regards at the time – comprised of white fabric curtain twenty-four and one-half miles long and eighteen feet high that linked Cotati at Highway 101 to the Pacific Ocean in Bodega Bay. Few stories are more inspirational in the artworld that that of Christo and Jeanne-Claude’s struggle to persuade Sonoma and Marin County locals to proceed with this grand project which began in 1972 and was completed on September 10, 1976. It took forty-two months of collaborative effort, two-hundred and forty thousand yards (over two million square feet) of heavy woven white nylon fabric, ninety miles of steel cable, two thousand and fifty poles embedded three feet into the ground, and fourteen thousand earth anchors. The de-installation began two weeks after the fence was completed, and all materials were removed entirely from the site and given to local ranchers.
Christo, at the time, described the project as “a celebration of the landscape” and indeed it was perhaps the first large-scale art project focusing on the natural beauty of rural northern California landscape, a route has since become a famous tourist destination. It will be a pleasure to welcome back the couple that introduced our unique landscape to the world.
Well, this is my second post this week on sunsets….we’re enjoying a wonderfully warm and clear September to date and the sunsets have been spectacular.
I went out to Bodega Head tonight, which is just 5 minutes from Bodega Bay. It’s a very dramatic point at the ocean and is wonderful for sunset watching, closing out the day. In fact, I ran into several people I knew, it was great fun!
Anyway, here’s a video to enjoy. And make sure you include a trip to Bodega Head as part of your Bodega Bay Vacation (there’s also hiking and biking trails, so it’s quite diverse, as well as dramatic!).