Sea Stars, also known as Starfish, are being seen in tide pools off the Mendonoma coast. That's good news, because we were losing them to a wasting disease. Patricia Maxwell went to Anchor Bay Beach with her daughter and a friend during a recent low tide. Her daughter, Lauren Hall, took these two photos, which show Ochre Stars, one purple and one orange.
These were two BIG Sea Stars, according to Pat.
Thanks to Lauren for allowing me to share her photos with you here.
Lloyd Chasey kayaked from Anchor Bay Beach on a calm day recently. Here's what he said, “I had been waiting for a calm day on the ocean and had a chance on Thursday. I was just off Fish Rocks with the Loons flying overhead on the migration, and the Murres nesting on Fish Rocks. It was great to be out on the water.” What Lloyd didn't mention were the two beautiful Ling Cod he caught from his kayak.
Lloyd looks pretty darn happy, don't you think?
Thanks to Lloyd for allowing me to share his photo with you here.
Carol Bogovich captured this beautiful wave seen off the Mendonoma coast.
I wish I had a video of this wave to show you! I love the turquoise color of the wave against the oh-so-blue of the Pacific Ocean.
Another favorite wave photo was taken by Jerry Anon at Anchor Bay Beach. The setting sun makes this wave look like glass.
Thanks to Carol and Jerry for allowing me to share their photos with you here.
Wendy Baily saw this big, male Elephant Seal haul out onto the boat ramp at Anchor Bay Beach. He promptly feel asleep.
A couple of men decided to go over and chase him off. But when they got close and saw how big he was, they changed their minds - good decision! Anyway, he looks so peaceful and relaxed so why disturb his rest?
Thanks to Wendy for allowing me to share this fun photo with you here.
Today fog is draped over the ocean, but it's sunny and warm when you are away from the fog. 77 degrees this afternoon at my house in Anchor Bay. Spring in winter!
On November 15th, the sunset painted the sky in the most beautiful colors. It simply took our breath away to see it. Several coast photographers kindly sent me their photos of the event. Wendy Bailey took her photo at Anchor Bay Beach.
Paul Brewer captured the view looking south from Gualala.
And Janet Kukulinsky also caught magic.
We have many beautiful sunsets here on the Mendonoma coast, but this one was pretty darn spectacular.
Thanks to Wendy, Paul and Janet for allowing me to share their photos with you here. To see much more of Paul's nature photography, here is the link to his website: http://www.capturingnatureswonders.com/