Tag Archives: pacific ocean

obscured by fog

Obscured By Fogfurther down the coast on the cabrillo highway (highway 1), around hurricane point. typically, from this vantage point one would see the point sur lighthouse atop a big chunk of volcanic rock. this morning, however, the fog kept rolling in off the pacific ocean and that view is simply obscured…

this photograph can be found in the following gallery: skyscapes 2

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from hawk hill

VB9298further on into the marin headlands, at hawk hill, this is the glorious view that greets you…

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golden gate bridge

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photographed from one of the lookouts in the marin headlands, this is the world famous, and probably one of the world’s most iconic landmarks: the golden gate bridge. it connects san francisco to the headlands over the golden gate strait. here it is on a sunny may afternoon, once the clouds and fog from earlier in the day had dissipated.

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seal rocks

Seal Rocks

the rock formation present at the north end of ocean beach at lands end in san francisco is called seal rocks. so named for the sea lions that used to ‘haul out’ on the rock formation. apparently the sea lions have migrated to pier 39 and it is usually only birds to be found there (as this photo would indicate):

“a few california sea lions began ‘hauling out’ on pier 39′s k-dock shortly after the loma prieta earthquake hit san francisco in october 1989. by january 1990, the boisterous barking pinnipeds started to arrive in droves and completely took over k-dock, much to the exasperation of pier 39′s marina tenants. the marina staff turned to the marine mammal center, an organization devoted to the rescue and rehabilitation of marine mammals, for advice about their new slippery tenants. After much debate and research, the experts from the marine mammal center recommended that the sea lions stay in their newfound home.” ~ pier39.com

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bixby bridge in view

Bixby Bridge In View

also photographed from the north end lookout at bixby bridge on the cabrillo highway (highway 1) on the california coast.

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north end lookout

North End Lookout

a crashing wave photographed from the north end lookout at bixby bridge along the cabrillo highway (highway 1).

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rock at the point

Rock At The Point

continuing north along the cabrillo highway (highway 1), one will reach the big volcanic rock that houses the point sur lighthouse. unfortunately, visiting hours are very limited and on this day there was no chance for a site visit… this was photographed on one of the turnouts before reaching hurricane point.

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big creek bridge

Big Creek Bridge

taken from the same vantage point as ‘big creek cove’, this is a close-up view of big creek bridge at big sur on the california coast.

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big creek cove

Big Creek Cove

a little further up from gamboa point on the cabrillo highway (highway 1), just a after a lookout point, is found this scene of big creek cove and the big creek bridge.

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big creek bridge in view

Big Creek Bridge In View

photographed from the same vantage point as ‘gamboa point view’, this frame includes a more defined big creek bridge in the distance.

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