Point Reyes National Seashore is located approximately 30 mile WNW of San Francisco on the Pacific coast. I am drawn to the windswept, open landscape on this peninsula. Part of the trail out to Chimney Rock skirts atop cliffs that drop to the ocean below. My first time hiking out there I veered off the trail just far enough to peek over one of the cliffs and was delightfully surprised to see this natural pattern on the beach below me created by Elephant Seals.
They were just hanging out together on their own private beach!