Before we hit the light on Gazos Creek we went to visit the Lodge at Costanoa, just south of Pescadero off Highway 1. We were just exploring to see what kind of RV park was there. It's very nice with lots of facilities including a lodge, lodge cabins, tent cabins, RV parking with hookups and a couple of tent only camp sights. From the lodge you can walk along this path to the beach (though you have to cross the highway).
We weren't quite sure how you cross the highway as we didn't go down the path or see anyone crossing when we came in or left.
There were also fire pits and some fire chimneys available that looked pretty enticing knowing how cold and foggy it can get along the coast:
So final consensus was it is an area that, on weekdays and non-holidays, would be very quiet and removed. No cell coverage and nothing but the coast around. Pretty enticing for a near home escape. Definitely going to give it a try.
On the way home, again before we hit Gazos Creek for the photo in my prior post, we went for a walk (well I did, Jane was listening to the Giants loose in the final innings...) around the Pelican Point Lighthouse. Lots of tourists and very busy, but a really unique place to go. Looking over the rails down to the shore, this fellow was working hard and, rightly so, keeping a close eye on the surf.
In an area known for sneaker waves, I don't think I would have been fishing where he was. Watched for a few moments, but never saw him catch anything.
Leaving the lighthouse (and being somewhat drawn to bench view images) I found these two taking in the atmosphere. The flowers combined with bench viewers seemed to work for me.
Back to the car and, lucky to have taken the time to walk around the lighthouse, stumbled across the Gazos Creek scene shortly after while continuing home.
All in all it was nice to get some passable images in about a 5 hour time period after not being out photographing in a very long time. Priorities slowly changing!!
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