Bay Blog and News

Veronica Cartwright Talks About The Birds In “The Birds”

Bodega and Bodega Bay are forever tied to the Hitchcock classic movie "The Birds". Some 10,000 tourists a year come to the Sonoma Coast to visit the locations used in the film. Veronica Cartwright was cast as a young student that was attacked by the birds in the movie. Veronica A. Cartwright (born 20 April…
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The Ren Brown Collection

Looking for something to do this weekend? How about a visit to The Ren Brown Collection in Bodega Bay? At the western end of Sonoma county, the Ren Brown Collection is a long-established and well-respected art gallery. Opened in early 1990, it is conveniently located on Coast Highway One at the northern end of Bodega…
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The Birds of Bodega Bay Package

Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy this unique package offered only at the Bodega Bay Lodge. Whether you're an avid "birder" or just enjoy the outdoors, this package offers you a challenging and unique experience. Sonoma County's Madrone Audubon Society writes, "Bodega Bay is probably the hottest birding spot in Sonoma County." Enjoy beautiful guest room accommodations,…
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Camping At Chanslor Ranch on the Sonoma Coast

New platform tents have been delivered by the Colorado Tent Company for the 2012 Season. Camping is one of the recreational activities that supports the environmental programs of Chanslor Wildlife at Chanslor Ranch in Bodega Bay. Camping is open to the public and discounts are available for members of the Outdoor Adventures Program including the…
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Northern California Beaches: Misty Sonoma Coast

Landscape photographer David Leland Hyde shares three of his "misty" Sonoma Coast Beach images. David also narrates a short video on the work of his father western landscape photographer Phillip Hyde.   Phillip Hyde Photography Website
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Sonoma Coast Wildflowers

THE WILDFLOWER SCOUT: A Simple Guide to Spring in Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Lake, and Nearby Counties in California has some beautiful images of wildflowers that are found along the Sonoma Coast. The Wildflower Scout writes: "A partial list of wildflowers I have spotted on Bodega Head include masses of deep purple and blue Iris, Seaside…
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The keys to keeping local parks open

GUEST OPINION by Michele Luna, executive director of Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods based in Duncans Mills. Michele Luna writes since 1979, the state park budget has decreased by 67 percent, with 37 percent of that reduction in the past six years. These cuts have come during a time when park visitation is at…
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Bodega Bay Lodge: Traveler Reviews

Ranked #1 of 5 hotels in Bodega Bay by Trip Advisor. Recent comments on Trip Advisor about Bodega Bay Lodge include: “great getaway treat” “Loved the view!” “Wonderfully relaxing stay!” “As good as the pictures” “Great place for a peaceful, restful pretty vacation” “Wonderful for a romantic getaway” http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g32091-d76162-r131798907-Bodega_Bay_Lodge-Bodega_Bay_Sonoma_County_California.html#REVIEWS
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Bodega Bay Photography Workshop

Digital Photography Fundamentals & Bayside Photo Shoot with photographer John Hershey. Do you want to learn more about your camera and all its bells and whistles? Lurking beneath all those controls you have never used is a command of photographic mastery. I can help you unlock your inner Photographer’s Eye with user-friendly presentations and hands-on…
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Aerial Video of Bodega Bay

Kevin's next video installment...flying the hexacopter over Bodega Bay. If you enjoyed Kevin's previous video "Sonoma Coast from the Hexacopter" you also going to enjoy his aerial view of Bodega Bay. You have to be impressed by the talent it takes to not only fly the Hexacopter over a sometimes very windy Bodega Bay but…
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Meet The Hexacopter People: Kevin, Laura and Their Airstream

There was quite a bit of interest on the Saturday, June 9th, post about the "Sonoma Coast from the Hexacopter". There were 24 Facebook Shares which is above average for the Bodega Bay Travel Tips Blog. Maybe you have seen their Airstream trailer parked along the coast.   You will definitely want to take the…
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Sonoma Coast from the Hexacopter

The beauty of the Sonoma Coast north of Bodega Bay.         This video was shot using a hexacopter flying along the coast. Equipment used to make his video: DJI F550 hexacopter with Naza controller, Graupner 10x5 props, and "askman" AG550-GP gimbal with GoPro HD camera. FPV with Immersion RC 5.8 GHz 600mW…
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Bodega Bay market opens for second year

Did you miss the opening of the Bodega Bay Farmer's Market last Sunday?  Michele Anna Jordan of The Press Democrat writes that "The market is a delightful community affair, with a leisurely pace in a beautiful setting. When I arrived last Sunday at 10 a.m., the field where the market takes place was cloaked in…
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