March 18, 2012

Windy Spring . . .

Spring is my least favorite time of the year at the coast . . .

Blowing sand, Doran Beach, Bodega Bay, CA

Walking on the beach in gale force winds is lonely and it's hard on  camera equipment. The camera stays tucked away in it's case until I see a shot I can't resist.

Wind whipped waves

There is a surfer in there somewhere . . .

Puffy clouds, foamy waves

Surf Scoter

Tough to catch these guys as they're continually ducking waves.
After my beach walk I drove further up north to Salmon Creek to watch the sunset. Minutes late to catch the spectacular setting sun's rays, I managed to capture a little color.

Salmon Creek beach

Wind or not, I'd rather be here than anywhere. 

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