Interesting shorebirds on Rockaway Beach in Pacifica, south of San Francisco.
Such a nice little spot, and quite often empty.
Rockaway is really two beaches, bisected by a motel and restaurant parking lot.
Many of the seagulls have bright red beaks, which isn’t the case in The City as far as I remember.
The birds seem to know something we don’t.
And there it is: a Grey Whale breaks the surface and quickly splashes down again.
It splashes its flukes for us a few times…
…. and rolls around playfully.
Looks like fun.
Linda Mar Beach is a little further south, and has a nice bunny break for those who aren’t quite ready for Waimea Bay.
It’s a much bigger beach with a lot more going on, but still pretty mellow.
And it has the world’s coolest Taco Bell. Yep, that’s a Taco Bell right on the beach. It has huge windows and a lanai with a takeout window. Pretty amazing that it hasn’t been turned into something swankier yet. Just fine with me.
Montara Beach is even further south. It’s huge and empty.
Lots of ice plant on the bluff above.
And more whales!
Thar she blows! Just had to say it.
Looks like a mother and calf.
Time for us to migrate too as the Pacific fog creeps over the hills toward Crystal Springs Reservoir and the Peninsula.
And five hours later I’m looking at the South Shore of Oahu, with Hanauma Bay on the right. It’s great to be home.