Category Archives: Sonoma Coast

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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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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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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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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California Poppy Sonoma Coast

Nature photographer Paul F. Gill's California Poppy Sonoma Coast was taken on a spring day on the Sonoma Coast. It was taken on a wild section of the coast. A steep and rugged section, you probably must be a local to know where it is located. Wildflowers along the Sonoma Coast occur in Spring from…
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