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    Mashine room at lighthouse

    by gubbi1 Written Sep 9, 2007

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    Mashine room, Lighthouse, Pt. Reyes, US
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    Favorite thing: Beside the lighthouse you can find another building housing the mashines to generate the electricity needed to run the lighthouse. As these are not used anymore you can have a look at them. Also some horns which were used to warn the ships (useful when there is fog) can be seen here. It is not extremly impressive but worth just to have a look.

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    • Whale Watching
    • National/State Park

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    Exhibition in Visitors Center Drakes Beach

    by gubbi1 Written Sep 8, 2007

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    Inside Visitor Center, Point Reyes, CA, US

    Favorite thing: Check out the Visitor Center at Drakes Beach for some information about the history and nature of this beautiful area. There is a small exhibtion and outside the center you will find some information boards with the history of Sir Francis Drake.

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    • Whale Watching
    • National/State Park

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    On a clear day, you can see the Farallon Islands

    by jessicadf Written Dec 28, 2003

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    Favorite thing: It's true! The Farallon Islands are some miles off the Pacific coast of the San Francisco Bay area, and are very rarely visible from the shore. On a very clear day, however, you can see them.

    This photo was taken on December 28, 2003, on the road over Mt. Vision, on the way to Limentour Beach. Mark is holding a photograph taken of him at the same spot, some 34 years earlier. Cool.

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    Beach Scene: Vellela Jellyfish

    by jessicadf Updated May 28, 2003

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    Nature's beauty

    Favorite thing: We saw numerous jellyfish washed up on the shore. At first we weren't sure what they were, but upon closer examination, there could be no doubt. What else could they be, after all? Sometimes we'd run across piles of dried up ones, that had lost their blue and seemed like husks of dry leaves, buried in the sand.

    Further research found some info on this creature. From http://www.nps.gov/pore/pdf/resourcepaper_habitat.pdf:

    Occasionally when walking the beach you’ll find jellyfish washed up along the shore. One of the most peculiar looking of these doesn’t even look like a jelly. The “by-the-wind sailor,” also known as Vellela, looks like a rumpled piece of cellophane with blue or purple dye along its edges. Under certain conditions Vellela will be strewn in lines for miles down the beach. What are these conditions?

    As the name “by-the-wind sailor” suggests, Vellela is distributed by the wind and appears on our shores usually in spring after the first strong westerly winds of the year, having been blown here from somewhere out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.

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    Beach scene: Algae

    by jessicadf Updated May 28, 2003

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    Algae

    Favorite thing: Walking along, we came across this long stretch of algae lining the crevasse of a long row of rocks. I'm guessing we were below the tide line, while the tide was still out. Isn't that a great shade of green?

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    Point Reyes National Seashore

    by bicycle_girl Updated Apr 22, 2003
    This is where the sharks breed!

    Favorite thing: http://www.nps.gov/pore/
    There is a lot to be said about this piece of land. There is lots to explore, few remote beaches, some hiking trails, viewing of the San Andreas Fault and the effect earthquakes has on the land, you name it. The peninsula has 2 hostel I believe, so nice and cheap accomodation.

    Fondest memory: There are a lot of historical farmlands, all named by letters like Farm E, farm D.... etc... On my way back from the Lighthouse I could see a cluster of people around one of the farms, they all had binoculars and watching something. Birdwatchers, I thought. So I stopped and asked them what was so interresting. Well it happened that they were watching a cow giving birth!!! There was a small fenced area that I called the maternity center, where a few cows that appeared to be pregnant or newly mamma, and one of them was almost ready to give birth!!!! So much for bird watching uh?

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    • Road Trip
    • Beaches

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    Hiking along the Coast Trail

    by jessicadf Updated Feb 15, 2005

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    Beach along the Coast Trail

    Favorite thing: Isn't it just a gorgeous day? Who would have guessed that it was foggy, a little gloomy and overcast less than 24 hours before? This is the beauty and uncertainty of life along the Pacific Coastline.

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    What kind of critter is this?

    by Yubert Written Jan 20, 2004

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    Fondest memory: Not sure if this is a salamander or lizard or gecko or whatever. But it sure was interesting and tasted great! {just joking}

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    Beach Sceen: Odd Rock Formation

    by jessicadf Written May 28, 2003

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    What IS it?

    Favorite thing: In this sea worn rock was some sort of white, crenelated creature. Embedded and unidentifiable. Odd and beautiful. With the smoothest, glassiest water below.

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    Beach scene: Creek Running to the Ocean

    by jessicadf Written May 28, 2003

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    Like a river to the sea

    Favorite thing: There's something about the beauty of creeks running to the ocean. The merging of the fresh with the salty. The calm with the savage. The lush foliage with the barren sand.

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    Beach scene: Anemonae

    by jessicadf Updated May 28, 2003

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    Delicate sea creatures

    Favorite thing: What with the tide out, there were some great rocks to examine.... and yes, there were tide pools. Anemonae everywhere. Cool!

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    Sculpture Beach from above

    by jessicadf Written May 28, 2003

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    Sculpture Beach

    Favorite thing: This is a beautiful beach down below, but is just as beautiful, in different ways, when viewed from above. We picnicked at this spot on Memorial day.

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