Sunday, August 14, 2022

Sonoma Coast State Park (Cellphone Photos) - Sonoma County, CA

Yesterday, on 13 August 2022, my parents and I took a trip to Sonoma Coast State Park in Sonoma County, CA, Bodega Bay, CA, and Jenner, CA. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos! 

The first stop on my trip, was Bodega Head in Sonoma Coast State Park in Bodega Bay, CA.

A scenery photo of Campbell Cove and Campbell Cove Beach in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo of Doran Regional Park, Campbell Cove, and Bodega Bay shot in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo of Doran Regional Park, Campbell Cove, and Bodega Bay shot at Bodega Head in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A panorama of Doran Regional Park, Campbell Cove, and Bodega Bay shot at Bodega Head in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo from Bodega Head in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.


A scenery photo from Bodega Head in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo from Bodega Head in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo from Bodega Head in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo from Bodega Head in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.


A scenery photo from Bodega Head in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo from Bodega Head in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo from Bodega Head in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo from Bodega Head in Bodega Bay, CA. In the distance is Tomales Point and Tomales Bluff in Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo from Bodega Head in Bodega Bay, CA. In the distance is Tomales Point and Tomales Bluff in Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.


Next, our family started driving along State Route 1 towards Goat Rock Beach in Jenner, CA.

A scenery photo of Salmon Creek from Salmon Creek State Beach in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo of Carmet Beach in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo of Furlong Gulch in Bodega Bay, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo from Goat Rock State Beach in Jenner, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.


A panorama of Russian River and Penny Island from Goat Rock State Beach in Jenner, CA. There were a lot of birds on the island. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo of Russian River and Penny Island from Goat Rock State Beach in Jenner, CA. There were a lot of birds on the island. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A sunset scenery photo of Russian River and the Pacific Ocean from Goat Rock State Beach in Jenner, CA. There were a lot of birds and harbor seals on the other side. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A sunset scenery photo of Russian River and the Pacific Ocean from Goat Rock State Beach in Jenner, CA. There were a lot of birds and harbor seals on the other side. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A scenery photo of Goat Rock from Goat Rock State Beach in Jenner, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.


A sunset scenery photo of Russian River and the Pacific Ocean from Goat Rock State Beach in Jenner, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

A sunset scenery photo from Goat Rock State Beach in Jenner, CA. This is part of Sonoma Coast State Park.

After Goat Rock State Beach, our family decided to check out the Russian River Bridge in Jenner, CA. The last time we were here was in 2013, and we were on our road trip driving up to British Columbia, Canada. We knew the bridge would be pretty during sunset.

A sunset scenery photo of the Russian River Bridge and Russian River shot at the Russian River Vista Point on the side of State Route 1 in Jenner, CA.

A sunset scenery photo of the Russian River Bridge and Russian River shot on the side of Willow Creek Road in Jenner, CA.

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed the photos! Please don't forget to share the blog post with your friends and family members! Also, if you want to get notifications when I post up more photos, "Like" us on Facebook or follow me on Twitter and Instagram. These links can also be found on the top of the right sidebar.

Monday, August 8, 2022

Point Reyes National Seashore (Cellphone Photos) - Marin County, CA

Yesterday, on 7 August 2022, my parents and I took a trip to Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County, CA. I took photos and video with my phone. I hope you enjoy viewing my photos! Unfortunately I'm not able to embed the 2 videos I took of the elephant seals at Drakes Beach, but you can view them here (Google Photos link).

A photo of the Cypress Tree Tunnel with the historic KPH Radio Station at the end.

A photo of the historic KPH Radio Station.

The KPH Radio Station was used for communicating with ships via wireless telegraph technology back in the day when there was not any efficient way of communicating with ships. The KPH Radio Station was built in 1914. During World War II, the KPH Radio Station was used for military purposes. As technology continued advancing, the KPH Radio Station became a relic of the past. The KPH Radio Station was decommissioned in 1999. You can read more about the KPH Radio Station on the National Park Service website here.

A photo of the cables running out of the historic KPH Radio Station.

A photo of the Cypress Tree Tunnel.


A scenery of Point Reyes National Seashore shot on Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

A scenery photo of Drakes Bay shot on Chimney Rock Road.

A photo of Chimney Rock shot on Chimney Rock Trail.

A scenery photo of Drakes Bay shot on Chimney Rock Trail.

I'll be honest, the Chimney Rock hike was a little bit of a disappointment. I was expecting better scenery. If you have time, then go for it, but I wouldn't put this hike as a priority.


Two photos of Tule Elk (Cervus canadensis nannodes) shot on Sir Francis Drake Blvd.

Two photos of an elephant seal on Drakes Beach.

My mom and I only saw that one elephant seal on Drakes Beach. We did see a few more jumping out of the water that were swimming though. It was nowhere near the amount we saw during our last trip in April (photos here). Here is a funny story about the elephant seal on the beach. I think he got annoyed at people constantly taking photos, videos, and pointing at him, so he made a really bad attempt at charging. All of us taking photos and videos of him backed up a bit nonetheless. Then later he ran off. I don't know if it's because he's too fat, or just old, but he certainly didn't have as much energy as those I saw last time in April. The most amusing thing was watching him throw sand on himself with his flippers to try to camouflage himself against people.

A relic from the past at the Kenneth C. Patrick Visitor Center. I can't recall the last time I saw a payphone in person.

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