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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