17 Mile Drive and Pebble Beach are pretty famous. If you see something you would like for your wall go to: mike-penney.pixels.com for prints.
Clearly the jewel of Big Sur!! In 1969+-, a bunch of hippies trashed the beach with party fires and beer cans. The state closed the beach. So now you can look but not touch…. too bad.
I joined up with Highway 1 at Cambria… headed north to Garrapata State Park. San Simeon, Ragged Point and the Bixby bridge are highlights… but the whole place is beautiful.
Waves were predicted to be more than 30 feet… had to make a run for it… However there was so much water many roads were closed, trees down, and the winds… blowing water… Cameras don’t like those things. Got the shot any
With big wind comes big foam.
In the River Delta of the Skagit River in NW Washington state are several small towns left over from the very difficult olden days of farming by hand, diking back the tide of salt water, harvesting shellfish and swimming fish plus milking cows and growing crops. If you can keep the salt away river delta land is gold for farming… But you do have to watch the river flooding situation, too. The Skagit floods at any time. Upstream the mountains are getting multiple 10’s of feet of snow and hundreds of inches of rain every year.
This was a quick one day trip and all it revealed was how little of something I actually know even when I have lived in the area most of my life and have driven by numerous times on my way somewhere… with only brief stops. To know this place you probably need Skagit valley mud injected into your veins on a regular schedule. Here’s a few photos to get your interest up.
First new photographs in many years (for me anyway).