Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lake Tahoe & Pt. Reyes National Seashore

Our first stop when we entered California was Lake Tahoe. If you live on the West Coast, you've probably seen a bumper sticker or two in your lifetime advocating to "Keep Tahoe Blue". Well, I can report that Tahoe is very blue and very pretty! We even went for a swim in the beautiful lake to refresh ourselves and it felt wonderful.


Our next stop was Pt. Reyes National Seashore. It was really neat to wander around a beautiful seashore that has been kept undeveloped and is also very uncrowded. As a lover of the ocean, I was happy to see such long stretches of beach that are kept clean and uncluttered from the smog and crowds of bigger cities. 



^^ Blue skies and blue ocean. Ahhh..... 

^^ In 1579, Sir Francis Drake of England repaired his ships in this bay during his circumnavigation of the world. The cliffs you see reminded him of the white cliffs of Dover, leading him to name this place Nova Albion, Latin for "New England". 


^^ We visited Drake's Bay Oyster Farm and dined on some delicious, FRESH oysters. Yum!



As you can see, we were quite enamored with the expanse views of the vast and blue Pacific Ocean which led us to stop at many, many turnouts along Highway 1.

Click here to read about our time in Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon, Capitol Reef & Great Basin.

11 comments:

Elise said...

I want to recreate this entire trip! This stop looks especially dreamy and I can't believe I've never been to either! Love that first pic of you and Bradford! Bradford looks so thin - good for him!

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sincerelyval said...

Amazing photos!

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Siobháin Autumn said...

There are tons of places on the coast to get oysters! One of my favorite spots is Tomales Bay -- I'll have to check out this spot though the next time I get a hankering!

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Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

Love love love Highway 1! Awesome pics!!!

Jessica said...

Everything looks so beautiful and magnificent! This is making me long for another beach vacation after I just had a week long one in May! The ocean is just so beautiful and calming.

Jessica @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

Sonia De Macedo said...

So much glorious blue! What an amazing lake, it's like the size of Australia LOL

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coco said...

love love oister!

Lauren said...

I am glad Tahoe is still blue! I used to ski there as a child and loved it! xo Lauren of www.cornwellfam.com

Margarita Bloom said...

Amazing photos!! Mmm, seafood too.

Regina
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ravenlocks said...

I LOVE Tahoe! I haven't been there in a few months and I need to go again. I've been itching to go. It's so funny that you went to two places I've been wanting to revisit again :) You've inspired me to plan another trip! I live in the Bay Area, so these areas are places I've been to and have loved for years.

Glad you had fun! And thank you for following me :) I've already fallen in love with your blog. Following you through GFC and Bloglovin.

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