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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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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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Sittin’ On The Dock Of The Bay

I know it's not Bodega Bay but Frisco Bay is close by and as I listened to the words and music I could see in my mind's eye this song being performed on the patio at Gourmet au Bay or across the street from the Spud Point Crab Co. About Playing For Change. Playing for…
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Keeping the coast free, round 2? – A little history

Andrea Granahan of The Press Democrat has a good article in the June 1st edition that recounts some of the history behind the last time the State of California tried to impose beach fees on the Sonoma coast in 1990. Granahan writes "State Parks has proposed charging an $8 use fee to get to the…
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Do You Remember The “Running Fence”?

Thirty-six years ago Christo's "Running Fence" was installed in Sonoma and Marin counties. Anybody have memories of this project that was well documented in the press at that time? From the Christo and Jeanne-Claude website: Running Fence: 18 feet (5.5 meters) high, 24.5 miles (39.4 kilometers) long, extending east-west near Freeway 101, north of San…
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Cordell Bank and Bodega Canyon Seabird Trips

Shearwater Journeys is scheduling 4 trips this year to the Cordell Bank. Cordell Bank and Bodega Canyon have an immense array of rare seabirds which include: LAYSAN, "SHY", LIGHT-MANTLED and SHORT-TAILED ALBATROSSES; MURPHY'S, COOK'S, HAWAIIAN, WHITE-CHINNED, PARKINSON'S and GREAT-WINGED PETRELS; STREAKED, CORY'S, GREAT, FLESH-FOOTED, WEDGE-TAILED and MANX SHEARWATERS; WILSON'S and LEAST STORM-PETRELS; LONG-BILLED MURRELET; CRESTED…
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Coast Guard Station Bodega Bay

STATION FACTS  Commissioned—July 5, 1963  Station previously located at Point Reyes  One of 20 designated surf stations  Awards earned—Meritorious Unit Commenda- tion August 2007, Sumner I. Kimball Readiness Award Jan. 2003; Jan. 2005; May 2008  Station Bodega Bays Operational Statistics Web/Social Media  Average 125 Search and Rescue cases/year …
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Anybody Remember Erden Eruç? (It’s Been 5 Years)

Erden left Bodega Bay July 10, 2007 on a trip to circumnavigate the world using only human power on a bike or in a row boat. The first leg of his journey took 312 days as he rowed singlehandedly from Bodega Bay on the California shores to the waters of Papua New Guinea. Erdun is…
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