The Kind and the Cruel Sea
Further down highway 1 from the Redwood national park area, yet still a few hours north of San Francisco, is Salt Point state park. The waves here crash against rocky beaches and cliffs, rising into coastal bluffs and forests.
In the rugged beauty of places like this, one is often reminded in the frailty of the life that lives there. While the never ending crashing of waves may look good for my photo’s, they can be deadly obstacle for a young seal pup. I counted 4 of the little guys along the short stretch of coast I walked along at days end. The wind was blowing so fiercely that I would only pickup the smell when walking immediately down wind. A quick search among the boulders and the source would be found.
Cool looking erosion in the sandstone rocks, called Tafoni.