Casey (rigbys_face) wrote,


This last weekend, Mike and I went on a spontaneous trip to a cottage overlooking the bay/marsh in Inverness, CA.

We also did some adventuring, of course.

On a bridge somewhere near the town of Inverness...

Mike in the cottage on our first evening...

The cottage was somewhat near to the Point Reyes Shipwreck, a spot that many often notice and stop at to take photos.

We decided to investigate it a little more than we had in the past...

Ship interior...

Uncle Sam is hungry. For souls.

After settling down for the night, we spent the first day of the weekend exploring the windy spit off of Limantour Beach.

The trail would sort of disappear at points, so we'd forge our own trail.

When we made it to what we thought was the end of the spit, we were literally battling against the wind to make any progress.

We were actually nowhere near the end of where the spit met the ocean.

The wind was freezing and incredibly powerful. It kicked up sand in waves, which looked quite beautiful in a way, though also managed to get into all of my equipment and into my jacket and pants.
Mike commented a few times that it felt like we were traversing a hostile alien planet, and I had to agree.
I also forgot that my phone has a camcorder, or I would have taken an actual movie of the wind's progress as it flowed and relentlessly pushed sand dunes towards the ocean.

Eventually we followed the wind back to the ocean. Unsurprisingly, it was even colder and harsher in the unprotected dunes of the beach.

At one point we ran into a few tiny seabirds running around, and as I took photos from afar with my telephoto lens - I realized they were Snowy Plovers - a threatened species that supposedly also runs along Ocean Beach.
I had never managed to take a photo of one before.

As you can see, this little tiny guy was wearing a little tiny ankle bracelet. I guess DUI's suck even more when you rely on flying as your mode of transportation. ;p Though seriously, it makes sense that scientists would be keeping track of the native population. We were far out away from civilization at this point.

I took a few photos of this little bird at what may very well have been his/her nesting area. Mike and I tried to avoid getting too close and bothering them. Instead, we kept our distance and I leaned down and took a few more shots before we were on our way.

On the second morning, I woke up at around 7:00 AM to use the restroom and saw this right outside my window. I decided I had to get a few more photos...

I walked along the frosted over dock in my footies and pajamas, wearing only a thin black jacket to keep me warm. There was just something so magical about walking out onto a misty bay that early in the morning.

Watching the sun rise over the mountains was a sight to behold.

Though I couldn't rouse Mike up to behold the spectacle (he's used to getting up that early, so he was not interested in doing it for his vacation...), when he did wake up, we investigated the nearby neighborhood. It was beautiful, with quaint tree-lined streets and neat houses nestled among the varied and colorful trees.

The locals are also quite an interesting bunch...

Before we headed home, we drove up the peninsula and visited the North and South Beaches as well as Drake Beach, where I took several photos of these guys (not Snowy Plovers)...

A colony of them sat in a precarious position among some tidal rocks, seemingly apathetic towards the continuous tsunamis that ravaged their lands...

Well, apathetic to a point...

Invisible Tightrope!

Overall, it was a pretty rad weekend getaway. :)

We also ate way too much food and sweets, but that's sort of the point.

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