5/12/13

Point Reyes: Low tide at Sculptured Beach, cloaked in fog

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Obvs, I found the cliffs as compelling as the beach. 

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Erosive forces and what not have opened huge canyons now colonized with the usual coastal scrub. You can step into them a little bit, but is that a good idea? On that fateful April day in 1906, the whole of Point Reyes moved 17 feet north east in a span of 45 seconds. 


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I couldn't help but notice all the Mimulus guttatus, growing not just from glorious patches in the valley floors,

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but also directly from the vertical surfaces of canyon walls,


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causing me to wonder, exactly how much water is moving through these cliffs? How long ago was 1906?  


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I stayed focused on the beach.


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A damn shame the Coast Miwok Indians did not have butter back in the day...

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4 comments:

martha said...

These photos are spectacular, Chuck!! Thank you so much for posting them.

LostRoses said...

Awed by these photos! You're better than National Geographic. I'm off to Google more about Point Reyes. Are those starfish alive?

Les said...

I want to go.

gwenniesgarden said...

awesome !!!!!