Photographer's Note

Well I'm back from my weekend hiking trip and stopped at one of my most favorite coastal destinations "Wilder Ranch State Park", which is about 2 miles north of Santa Cruz, in California. This coastline never seizes to amaze me, with its sheer cliffs and large sea caves and dotted with cove after cove after cove, of some of the most beautiful beaches you've ever set your eyes on.

Historic “Wilder Ranch” preserves a working dairy farm, an 1840 adobe, and a Victorian farmhouse on 7,000 coastal acres. From the surrounding mountains the landscape rolls down ancient wave cut terraces, through the marsh lands of a nature preserve, to the seashore. This region’s climate has a mild average of 50 to 70 degrees, however on this day it was about 90 degrees…….ouch!! Coastal weather is always unpredictable, so I always wear layered clothing just to be safe.

We stopped on a beach, which if you look at this photo, you will see a very large sea cave and then a smaller cove, just prefect for having some lunch. On this beach there are two smaller sea caves and one was half filled with water and kind of scary, but we went in whole heartedly and found that it rose up into the cliff and was dry as a bone. The other cave is set back from the beach pretty far and covered in ferns and moss.

We had our lunch and started what we always do when we are at the beach……ROCK STACK!! I took some pictures of this and will try to get one posted so you have an idea of what Rock Stacking is all about. I find that it brings me a bit closer to nature and calms my soul.

After having a wonderful time at the beach we headed into downtown Santa Cruz. There were thousands of people there and the traffic was horrible, but we didn’t let that dampen our spirits. We had dinner on the pier, watched the sun slowly make its way down into the ocean, leaving with us the warm loving feeling of being with those you love and natures good-night kiss.

I hope everyone had a great weekend and wish you all good-night from California.


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Photo Information
  • Copyright: Buddy Denmark (PecoBud) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 408 W: 0 N: 912] (3824)
  • Genre: Luoghi
  • Medium: Colore
  • Date Taken: 2012-04-20
  • Categories: Natura
  • Esposizione: f/5.9, 1/500 secondi
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  • Versione Foto: Versione Originale
  • Date Submitted: 2012-04-22 19:35
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