Bay Blog and News

Strong year for Sonoma County tourism

Each year the county attracts about 7 million visitors to view the coastline, walk among redwoods and enjoy tastings at wineries. Visitors come for cycling, agritourism and weddings, as well as for a chance to stroll small town squares and cruise country backroads.

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When Good Fishing Is Bad News In Bodega Bay

Bob Norberg of The Press Democrat is reporting that “commercial salmon fisherman on the North Coast are tying up their boats and will stay in port for the next few days in an attempt to drive up prices.”

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Looking For Some Sonoma Coast Color?

This colorful image from the Sonoma Coast is the centerpiece for a flyer from the Timber Coast Inn announcing their summer deals. Here is what the Timber Cove Inn has available now.

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California: Rare Sighting of Blue Whales

The New York Times is reporting that blue whales, the world’s largest animal, are being seen in droves off the Northern California coast. The ocean giants are being lured by an increase this year in their favorite food — shrimplike creatures known as krill.

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Bodega Bay Hot Air Balloons

Hot Air Balloon Rides near Bodega Bay, California!

Get ready for an experience unlike any other that California has to offer!

Nothing can match the beauty and serenity of a colorful hot air balloon as it drifts with the wind across the Bodega Bay sky.

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Searching For Tsunami Debris

Bob Norberg of The Press Democrat is reporting on an effort by the Sonoma Coast chapter of the Surfrider Foundation to collect and catalog tsunami debris. Debris from the March 2011 earthquake-spawned tidal wave has already been found in Washington and Oregon, but so far there has been no verified tsunami debris found along the…
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Another Bird’s Eye View of the Coast

Here is an aerial video of the Sonoma Coast taken from something called an Airphrame. An Airphrame is described as being the world's first fully autonomous consumer level unmanned plane. www.airphrame.com
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Music For A Block Party And Fireworks

The Macy's Fireworks Show in New York City is rated as one of the best and also also sponsors a contest to find the best version of "The Star Spangled Banner" in a national sing-off. This year's winner is Kory Glattman. [mp3j track="The_Star_Spangled_Banner.mp3"] Click HERE to watch a video that shows Miss America, Laura Kaeppeler,…
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Surf’s Up At Dillon Beach

The Bodega Bay Coast Guard station will respond to about 125 requests for search and rescue missions this year. You may have seen them training on the Sonoma coast for these operations.     Here is a video of the Coast Guard training in the Dillon Beach surf.
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A Trip To Bodega Bay

Here is a new YouTube video by SampsonFinn that kind of summarizes visually why I like to visit Bodega Bay.        
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Good Fishing On The Miss Anita Last Week

Looks like the fish were really biting last week off the Sonoma Coast. Captain Vince Orsini of the Miss Anita out of Bodega Bay posted pictures of happy anglers showing their catches last week.           Miss Anita Fishing Charters (707) 875-3474    
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