The Travelin Tooth Spring 2008 travel blog

We drove about 20 minutes along winding scenic country roads into the Point Reyes Peninsula. This is a preserve about 40 miles NW of San Fran. and sits outin the Pacific where nature works its magic with wind,pounding surf and giant clouds of fog. It is here at the historic Pierce Point Ranch that we hiked over 10 miles on the rolling vegetation covered sand dunes. We saw vast expanses of lupin and red thistle. There were but a handful of cypress trees-well weather beaten. The vistas of the pacific and the rocks below from the cliff heights were incredible. The birds were abundant and seal communities basked upon the sunny rocks far below us. The pacific pounded the rocks and sand below as the constant cold wind tore at our faces. The roar of the surf could be heard below broken by the screech of the seagulls who occaisionally flew overhead. We ran into the magnificient Tule elk herd grazing on the abundant vegetation. One in particular, had a five point rack and was a duplicate of Hartford Ins's Master of the Glen. We were exhausted having covered 10 miles and 1800 up and down feet in about 3.5 hours.

Lunch followed at Point Reyes Station in Point Reyes. I had fabulous mussels and clams over linguine. Barb had fried oysters. We had berry pie ala mode for desert--incredible.

Home and collapse at 7PM.

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