A few weeks back I posted pictures taken from my phone on the way up to one of my favorite places in the world. It's north of where I live, at The Sea Ranch, California. My family has been going there, renting houses since I was about 11 years old. It's a mellow place, with little to do other than walking the bluffs, checking out tide pools, seeing lots of wildlife like seal lions and deer, and soaking in the sun. It's also a wonderful place for people to gather together and spend time catching up.
After Bodega Bay, you hit famous Highway One. This picture is still the wallpaper on my phone.
At The Sea Ranch, there are lots of homes perched for a great view. Check out the homes on the cliff in the upper right.
There are tidepools with starfish and sea anemones.
And, when we were sitting watching the waves, this big boy popped out of the water and started barking at us. Don't worry, we weren't this close...
Here he is, striking his "Little Mermaid" pose. What a gorgeous place to call home:
It's easy to be inspired when you're close to so much nature.