Monday, October 13, 2014
Exploring The Local Beaches
We had a beautiful sunny couple of days last week, so we decided to explore the local beaches. I had googled "Humboldt County tide pools" and found this little blurb about a beach we had not heard of:
Luffenholtz park offers a sweeping overlook of the Pacific Ocean, picnic area and trail down to the beach. This is a spectacular rocky cove with tidepools and wildlife. Be aware of the tide and avoid becoming stranded.
Luffenholtz County Park is only about ten miles north of us. So, we went intending to explore the tide pools, but when we got down to the beach we were suddenly mesmerized by the rocks. The colors were so interesting and beautiful.
We had completely forgotten about the green rocks on the north coast. They were everywhere. We couldn't remember what kind of rocks these are, but planned to do a little online sleuthing when we got home.
Just as we were getting comfortable with all the crazy green colors around the beach, we came upon this beauty. Wow. Now we were going to have to add red rock to the search as well.
We did get to see something that was beautifully identifiable. A lovely black oystercatcher on a rock.
We paid attention to the tide. It was close to low tide for the day. Roger went out to explore a bit of the rocks and tide pools.
We love the north coast, can you tell?
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