Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Point Lobos Fog

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?

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