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Mendocino, CA

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.
                                                             Jacques Cousteau

After an amazing visit with the redwoods, we made our way south to Mendocino.  The town is small but cute, with some wonderful restaurants and lovely Victorian architecture.  But the main attraction is the access to the ocean headlands that surround it.  There are beautiful hikes, and for the more sedentary, many accessible vista points from the road.

THE BLUE PACIFIC
THE BLUE PACIFIC
OCEAN VISTA
OCEAN VISTA
BLUE LAGOON
BLUE LAGOON
JUST BLUFFING
JUST BLUFFING

In addition to the gorgeous ocean views, there are wildflowers everywhere.  The combination of colors is fantastic.

ORANGE ON BLUE
ORANGE ON BLUE
FROM PILLAR TO POST
FROM PILLAR TO POST
THISTLE
THISTLE

And, under the category “Only in California”…

MUSIC TO OUR EARS
MUSIC TO OUR EARS

From here, we head down to San Francisco.  Stay tuned!

BRIDGE TO THE NEXT STOP
BRIDGE TO THE NEXT STOP

Note: All photos taken with Nikon D/300s

  1. The Blue Pacific:  Nikkor 18-200mm @38mm, ISO 200, f/5, 1/20
  2. Ocean Vista:  Nikkor 18-200mm @22mm, ISO 200, f/11, 1/100
  3. Blue Lagoon: Nikkor 18-200mm @ 50mm, ISO 200, f/11, 1/30
  4. Just Bluffing:  Nikkor 18-200mm @34mm, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/500
  5. Orange on Blue:  Nikkor 18-200mm @28mm, ISO 200, f/11, 1/125
  6. From Pillar to Post: Nikkor 18-200mm @27mm, ISO 200, f/25, 1/20
  7. Thistle:  Nikkor 18-200mm @135mm, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/400
  8. Music to Our Ears:  Nikkor 18-200mm @ 36mm, ISO 200, f/5, 1/320
  9. Bridge to the Next Stop:  Nikkor 18-200mm @46mm, ISO 200, f/11, 1/80
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16 thoughts on “Mendocino, CA Leave a comment

  1. Tina
    I am enjoying being an armchair traveler with your wonderful photos. You are doing one of the trips on my bucket list.
    I am spending the summer at the beach with lots of family just finished a weekend with 40 plus family members eating, drinking and being merry at our house.
    Enjoy the rest of your trip, say hi to Bailey.

  2. These photographs are incredible. What an unbelievable trip you are having. Thank you so much for sharing the beauty…..
    XO
    C.

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