This weekend, we explored the Point Reyes peninsula, about thirty miles northwest of San Francisco — paddling in bioluminescent Tomales Bay, eating oysters in Marshall, and wandering in Point Reyes Station.
Dusk at Miller Boat Launch at Tomales Bay, just north of Marshall. We paddled out later that night through bioluminescent waters, thanks to Point Reyes Outdoors. (No photographs, sadly. I didn’t take my phone, and it would do no good anyway — we were kayaking in total darkness at 11:00 at night.)
The historic Point Reyes Lighthouse on the Point Reyes National Seashore, the windiest spot on the Pacific Coast.
A fisheye shot of the lighthouse.
Another fisheye image of the lighthouse, from up the staircase. There are three-hundred or so steps from the visitor’s center and lookout point to the lighthouse below.
The chalkboard menu at the outdoor oyster bar at Hog Island Oyster Farm in Marshall.
A dozen of raw oysters from the Marshall Store on Tomales Bay.
A sign made of recycled license plates on a wall on the main street of Point Reyes Station.
A view to the west from a quiet road near the police station in Point Reyes Station. Hello, fog.
The front veranda of Sir and Star, a restaurant in the tiny town of Olema. If you ever find yourself passing through, eat here: an eclectic menu and a quirky setting of local bird taxidermy, creaky floors, and other interesting decor. Order the faux gras and the neighbor’s quail, please.