Saturday, May 20, 2023

Bodega Head & Duncan's Landing (Part 1) - Sonoma Coast State Park

On 7 May 2023, my mom and I took a day trip to Sonoma Coast State Park in Sonoma County, CA. We went to the various beaches in the state park, took a hike along Red Hill Trail, and visited Bodega Bay, Jenner, and Duncans Mills, CA. We saw the Russian River, harbor seals (Phoca vitulina), and lots of wild flowers. I took photos with my cellphone and mirrorless camera. The photos are split into 4 blog posts (I took most of the photos on my mirrorless camera). I hope you enjoy viewing my photos!

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Parts: 1 | 2 | 3 | Cellphone Photos

This is part 1 of the photos shot on my Olympus mirrorless camera. The photos in this blog post were shot at Bodega Head, a few spots along State Route 1, and Duncan's Landing in Sonoma Coast State Park.

The first spot my mom and I arrived at was Bodega Head near Bodega Bay, CA.

A scenery photo of Bodega Bay, Bodega Harbor, Yellow Mustard Flowers (bottom left), clouds, and green hills. The photo was shot on Westshore Road at Bodega Head.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 18' 25" N 123° 03' 28" W

A scenery photo of the Pacific Ocean, clouds, rocks, and cliffs. The photo was shot on Overlook Trail at Bodega Head.
 The flowers in the photo are California Goldfields (Lasthenia californica), Sea Figs (Carpobrotus chilensis), and Sky Lupine (Lupinus nanus). 
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 18' 21" N 123° 03' 52" W

A scenery photo of Bodega Bay, Bodega Harbor (left), Doran Regional Park (center), clouds, and green hills. The photo was shot at the Bodega Head Trail Parking Lot at Bodega Head.
The flowers in the photo are Cow Parsnip (Heracleum maximum) and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 18' 12" N 123° 03' 27" W

A scenery photo of Westshore Road (center), and Bodega Harbor & Bodega Bay (right). The photo was shot at the Bodega Head Trail Parking Lot at Bodega Head.
The flowers in the photo are Cow Parsnip (Heracleum maximum) and Yellow Bush Lupine (Lupinus arboreus).
Photo shot at the same spot as above.

A scenery photo of Bodega Bay, Bodega Rock (slightly left of center), Dillon Beach (in the distance slightly left of center), Tomales Bay (in the distance in the center), Tomales Point (in the distance slightly right of center), the Pacific Ocean, clouds, and green hills. The photo was shot on Bodega Head Trail at Bodega Head.
The flowers in the photo are Cow Parsnip (Heracleum maximum).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 18' 01" N 123° 03' 17" W


Next, my mom and I started traveling up State Route 1 towards Duncan's Landing. We stopped at a few spots along the highway before we got there.

A scenery photo of Arched Rock (in the distance on the right), State Route 1 (right), the Pacific Ocean, rocks, cliffs, clouds, and mountains. The photo was shot at Coleman Beach Overlook.
The flowers in the photo are California Goldfields (Lasthenia californica) and Sea Figs (Carpobrotus chilensis).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 21' 49" N 123° 04' 12" W

A scenery photo of Arched Rock (center), State Route 1 (right), the Pacific Ocean, rocks, cliffs, clouds, and mountains. The photo was shot at Arched Rock Overlook.
The flowers in the photo are Sea Figs (Carpobrotus chilensis) and Yellow Mustard Flowers.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 21' 59" N 123° 04' 19" W

A scenery photo of Arched Rock (center), Salmon Creek Beach & Bodega Bay (in the distance in the center), State Route 1 (left), the Pacific Ocean, rocks, clouds, and cliffs. The photo was shot at Carmet Beach Parking Lot.
The flowers in the photo are Sea Figs (Carpobrotus chilensis).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 22' 19" N 123° 04' 34" W

A black and white process of the photo above.


Next, my mom and I arrived at Duncan's Landing.

A scenery photo of Wright's Beach, Hogback (left), the Pacific Ocean, rocks, mountains, and clouds. The photo was shot at Duncan's Landing.
The flowers in the photo are Sea Figs (Carpobrotus chilensis).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 23' 43" N 123° 05' 46" W

A scenery photo of Duncans Point, the Pacific Ocean, rocks, mountains, cliffs, and clouds. The photo was shot at Duncan's Landing.
The flowers in the photo are Sea Figs (Carpobrotus chilensis).
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 23' 36" N 123° 05' 40" W


A scenery photo of Duncan's Landing Overlook, a huge patch of Sea Figs (Carpobrotus chilensis), Yellow Mustard Flowers (in the distance on the right), mountains, clouds, and rocks. The photo was shot at Duncan's Landing.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 23' 38" N 123° 05' 40" W

A black and white process of the photo above.

A scenery photo of Duncan's Landing Overlook (left), a huge patch of Sea Figs (Carpobrotus chilensis), Yellow Mustard Flowers (in the distance), mountains, clouds, and rocks. The photo was shot at Duncan's Landing.
Photo shot at the same spot as above.

A scenery photo of Duncan's Landing Overlook (center), a huge patch of Sea Figs (Carpobrotus chilensis), the Pacific Ocean (right), mountains, clouds, and rocks. The photo was shot at Duncan's Landing.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 23' 42" N 123° 05' 43" W

A scenery photo of Duncan's Landing Overlook (center), Duncans Cove (left), the Pacific Ocean (left), a huge patch of Sea Figs (Carpobrotus chilensis), Yellow Mustard Flowers (in the distance on the right), clouds, and rocks. The photo was shot at Duncan's Landing.
Approximate GPS location (type into Google): 38° 23' 42" N 123° 05' 41" W

This is all the photos for today. I hope you have enjoyed viewing 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.

Parts: 1 | 2 | 3Cellphone Photos