This picture was taken April 20, 2013 looking southeast from Duncans Cove at Highway 1. Note the second seagull looks like it is coming out of the water, but this is really an illusion caused by one of its wings--nothing has been photoshopped or added to this raw picture.
"One of the most deadly beaches in California," according to signs at the beach, on account of a steep beach face combined with a deep long shore trough and sleeper waves. I'm no surfer, but I can see why it would be tempting for them.
In 1985, Dian Hardy and other local activists from Jenner discovered that the harbor seals at Goat Rock State Beach were in greater danger from beach visitors and unleashed dogs than from the pollution of a recent sewage spill into the Russian River.
Spring on the Sonoma Coast is replete with new beginnings. The grass is green, the flowers are blooming, and many animals and birds are producing their young of the year.
A series of beautiful black and white images by Napa photographer Joe Burke.
A look at posts from Bodega Bay Travel Tips in 2012.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday that will permanently ban oil drilling off the Northern California coast by expanding the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries.
Paul Rogers of the San Jose Mercury-News is reporting that California lawmakers are quietly mounting a campaign to persuade President Barack Obama to protect a 50-mile stretch of California coast along Sonoma and Mendocino counties by the end of this month -- a move that would permanently ban offshore oil drilling there and create California's largest ocean preserve in 20 years.
Another beautiful image by Regis Vincent. He describes his image by writing "The lighthouse is open daily but closes in case of high winds or bad weather, so call ahead to know if it’s open.
A YouTube video that has nice aerial views of the beautiful Sonoma Coast around Bodega Bay.
More great images of the Sonoma Coast from Too Many Notes on Flickr.
Here are a couple of sample images from a collection of 52 Sonoma Coast images by Flickr contributor Too Many Notes.
A new Russian-build windmill is now operating at the Fort Ross state park on the Sonoma Coast.
Time to put away the flip flops and break out the sweater scarves and mukluks. Or Uggs. Or whatever you are bundling yourself in this time of year.