Soon after arriving at our destination just south of Gilroy, CA, we made plans to head for Point Lobos State Natural Reserve located on the coast just south of Carmel.
When we joined Route 1, we met up with this photographer's friend--fog. I'm not sure how to describe this fascination with fog, but I love how fog softens lines and adds mystery to a picture by obscuring critical parts of the scene.
We arrived as the heavy fog was just beginning to lift, but it was still heavy enough to leave moisture on the camera lens if it were left uncovered for any period of time.
"Deriving its name from the offshore rocks at Punta de los Lobos Marinos, Point of the Sea Wolves, where the sound of the sea lions carries inland, the reserve has often been called 'the crown jewel of the State Park System.' Point Lobos has offered many things to millions of people who have visited it over the years" (parks.ca.gov).
Point Lobos State Natural Reserve is outstanding for sightseeing, photography, painting, nature study, picnicking, SCUBA diving, and jogging.
And today it was also a day for walking--sometimes over a rocky trail--and then stopping and listening.
With the fog, the calls of the sea lions just added to the sense of the unknown that surrounded us.
With the fog lifting, the walk continues. But is that a ship just off the coast?
We are two retirees--Chuck, 64, and Kate, 63--who decided to travel the U.S. On June 13, 2008, we began our long-talked-about travels by heading south from our home in Pennsylvania in our Ford 550 and 38’ New Horizons fifth wheel.
Our travel aim is to meet people and go at least "knee-deep" into the culture of several communities. To learn what is important in the lives of the residents of the towns, villages, and farms of America is our primary interest.
When not learning about what people do, we will be (1) sampling the foods that help people do what needs to be done and (2) listening to the music of their culture.
A neighborhood joint or local hall serving liquid refreshment and featuring a jam session with local musicians . . . well, it just doesn't get any better.
We welcome comments, questions, or suggestions of people to meet, places to visit, and "don't miss" neighborhood joints for food and/or music. Drop us a note at firstname.lastname@example.org