Tag Archives: Bodega Bay

Happy (vapor) trails

A few weeks ago, I wrote on how I unsuccessfully tried to get a shot of some clouds at sunset in Bodega Bay. Also unsuccessfully, I had to race a high-flying jet plane that was leaving a distracting contrail through the scene I wanted to photograph. Though the vapor trail ruined the first scene, I [...]

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Plan B from Bodega Bay

Recently I drove my son and two other boys on their scout troop’s annual weekend outing to the Bodega Dunes campground in Bodega Bay. We left I around 4 p.m on a Friday and made good time, arriving just before sunset. I had to work the next day, so I couldn’t stay overnight, but I [...]

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Largess

Bodega Bay is such a tranquil and beautiful place that there are more pictures to be had than I have words for. Here are some outtakes from my recent trip there.

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Bump in the night

On my trip to Bodega Bay I wanted to get some night shots. After my day along the headlands, I drove to a nearby restaurant to have dinner. Then, as darkness fell, I headed out back to where I had been previously. As the last remnants of the sunset faded away, I climbed down a [...]

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Table for one

On my trip to Bodega Bay, my wife and daughter had other plans, and, besides, to bring home my son and two other scouts, I needed the room to carry them all and their gear, so I ended up going alone. I got to Bodega Bay in the afternoon to take advantage of the late-in-the-day [...]

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Can you hear me now?

OK, you go to a beautiful ocean spot like Bodega Bay on the Sonoma Coast. It’s a gorgeously clear day and before you stretches a grand vista of deep, blue sea and, except for a few high wispy clouds, there’s nothing to obstruct your view all the way to the far horizon line. You stand [...]

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Bare naked ladies

My son went on his scout troop’s annual weekend outing trip to the Bodega Dunes campground in Bodega Bay. Though he had a ride there on Friday afternoon, I was to pick him up and ferry two other scouts back home on Sunday morning. I thought it would be a nice opportunity for photos, so [...]

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Too much fun

My son bridged from being a webelo to a full fledged boy scout in May. In that time he’s been on four camping trips with his troop.At the end of each trip, he, as well as the other scouts, were exhausted from merit badge activities and late nights of s’mores, ghost stories and snipe hunts. [...]

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Yo mama

When our kids were little, my wife and I bought books on how children grow physically and mentally. We read that the aquisition of humor was a key developmental step. I remember when my son was about 4 or 5, his attempts at telling jokes. He would get the concepts of the set up and [...]

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Day is done

We ended the day with a stint at Wrights Beach along Highway 1, a few miles north of Bodega Bay. Not the fine-grained sand that I’ve seen on most California beaches, the shore was the consistency of tiny pebbles. It didn’t look the most comfortable for barefoot strolls, so we kept our shoes on. The [...]

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