Bay Blog and News

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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Good news on Western Snowy Plover habitat

The Golden Gate Audubon Society is reporting that the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service designated 24,527 acres along the Pacific Coast as critical habitat for endangered Western Snowy Plovers — an important step towards ensuring the species’ recovery and ultimate survival. The FWS action ends several years of legal conflict over how much land would…
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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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