Thursday, September 9, 2021

State Route 1 Day Trip - California (Cellphone Photos)

On 7 September, 2021, I took a day trip with my mom and traveled along California's State Route 1. I went to Pescadero State Beach, Pescadero Marsh, Pistachio Beach, and Pigeon Point Lighthouse. All of the locations are in Pescadero, CA. 

I think for a lot of people, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused many to develop new mental health issues, or worsening of mental health issues in people who already have them. For me, I've had worsening PTSD, depression, and anxiety. I've also been having the occasional panic attack from claustrophobia (from being stuck at home), and I suffered from half a year of anorexia (if you followed me on my blog for years, you probably noticed the weight loss). I'm sure a lot of others are in the same boat, and I've heard similar stories from my friends and my peers. Due to COVID-19, my family and I (despite being fully vaccinated) are still too scared to go out and join the crowd this past Labor Day weekend (and I really don't want to get stuck in traffic breathing in exhaust fumes anyways). My mom and I really needed this day trip, and it has definitely made me feel a lot better. We picked the day after Labor Day weekend so there wouldn't be so many people (I had a really bad claustrophobia attack over the long weekend). I want to hear the roar of the ocean to help me relax, and not the chitter chatter of a ton of people (which I'm guessing was the entire San Francisco Bay Area population and beyond) during Labor Day weekend.

Here are the cellphone photos I took on the trip. I also had some fun and had my mom helped me take some photos of me on this trip too. 

It was super foggy that day, and very dark which kind of sucked due to my limited vision, but made great lighting for portrait photos of me. Silver lining I guess. 😂 I had to have my white cane with me for pretty much the entire day, and use it to get to and from a beach, in parking lots, and on trails, since my vision is impaired (due to visual snow syndrome and migraines). While I am not fully blind, I am night blind and have trouble getting around in poorly lit conditions. My mom held my white cane when she took photos of me because I hate having to show my white cane in photos. I know some of you may be wondering since you've seen my white cane in previous posts, or through the posts I have on social media.

Scenery photo from the side of State Route 1 shot in Pescadero, CA. The beach in the photos is Pescadero State Beach.

Scenery photo of Pescadero State Beach, State Route 1, and Pescadero Marsh in Pescadero, CA.

Panorama of Pescadero State Beach, State Route 1, and Pescadero Marsh in Pescadero, CA.

Scenery photo of Pescadero State Beach and Pescadero Marsh in Pescadero, CA.


My mom helped take a few photos of me at Pescadero Marsh in Pescadero, CA. In the background is State Route 1.

Scenery photo of Pescadero Marsh in Pescadero, CA. In the background is State Route 1.

Scenery photo of Pescadero Marsh in Pescadero, CA. In the background is State Route 1.

My mom helped take a few photos of me at Pescadero Marsh in Pescadero, CA. In the background is State Route 1.

Scenery photo of Pescadero Marsh in Pescadero, CA.


Scenery photo of Pescadero State Beach, State Route 1, and Pescadero Marsh in Pescadero, CA.

Scenery photo of Pescadero State Beach in Pescadero, CA. In the background is State Route 1.

My mom helped take a few photos of me at Pescadero State Beach in Pescadero, CA. That is a tiny cave! 😁

Scenery photo of Pescadero State Beach in Pescadero, CA.

Seagulls!
Scenery photo of Pescadero State Beach in Pescadero, CA.

Panorama of Pescadero State Beach, State Route 1, and Pescadero Marsh in Pescadero, CA.


My mom helped take a few photos of me at Pescadero State Beach in Pescadero, CA. In the background is State Route 1. The wind was pretty strong, and it messed up my hair beyond repair. 😂

My mom helped take a few photos of me at Pescadero State Beach in Pescadero, CA. The wind was pretty strong, and it messed up my hair beyond repair. 😂


Scenery photos from Pistachio Beach in Pescadero, CA.
Pigeon Point Lighthouse can be seen in the background of the first photo in this group of photos.
The fog clear up a bit once my mom and I reached Pigeon Point Lighthouse and Pistachio Beach. It was definitely a lot warmer, but it was still quite windy. 

Scenery photos of Pigeon Point Lighthouse shot from Pistachio Beach in Pescadero, CA.

Scenery photo of Pigeon Point Lighthouse in Pescadero, CA.

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