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Ron LeValley was out on the Point Arena-Stornetta lands when Secretary Jewel visited to see this beautiful land for herself last November. The hope of many of us is for this land to be included in the California Coastal National Monument.

While Sally Jewell visited the land, three Humpback Whales started breaching. Though it was a long ways off Ron got this photo. What perfect timing - even the Whales are in agreement!

Ron enjoys going on pelagic trips and sometimes gets some fantastic up close and personal photos of Humpback Whales. Below is one such photo.

Thanks to Ron for allowing me to share his photos with you here. To see much more of Ron's photography, here  is his website: http://www.levalleyphoto.com/home/

Though this photo wasn't taken off the Mendonoma Coast, we do see Humpbacks this time of year. Jan de Vries was traveling in Panama a few weeks ago when he took this photo. It's such a wonderful photo that I couldn't resist sharing here with you.

We have a storm front approaching the Coast, the first rain we have seen in three months. Our rains usually don't begin until October. As we've had a very dry year, we are welcoming this storm!

Thanks to Jan for allowing me to share his great photo with you here.