Piedras Blancas

When Suzanne was here recently, she wanted to see the elephant seal viewing area.   We weren't entirely sure how far north it was and the afternoon was getting away from us.   Also, it was very foggy so it wouldn't have been the best day for seeing much.   I had a 100% free day yesterday, aside from taking care of the animals, so I took a drive to Cambria and north to San Simeon, in hopes of finding a pretty day.   I could not have been more satisfied.   I not only found the elephant seals, I found the most gorgeous spot for walking and taking photos.   Truly gorgeous!   This is the Piedras Blancas lighthouse just north of the viewing area.    I am definitely going to return....one day I might have that wide angle lens that I have on my mind.   






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These are perfect. How close were you able to drive or walk to the lighthouse? Did you visit it?
comfypjs said…
Just beautiful. I will be visiting the central coast with a friend in the coming weeks to practice our photography and can't wait to see some of these spots you post about.
No elephant seal photos, Ana Nuevo between Santa Cruz and Half Moon Bay is another great place to see the elephant seals.
linda eller said…
Your pictures are beautiful..thanks for sharing! TGIF!
Mary said…
Oh my gosh! What gorgeous blues and magnificent scenery! Thank you so much for sharing these photos Denise! They're wonderful.
Terri said…
Beautiful! I hope you got to get a lot closer to the lighthouse!
These are so beautiful. I love all the blue in them. Do you use a polarizer filter?
C-ingspots said…
Oh yes, I do agree! What a beautiful spot. I sure wouldn't want to be in a boat anywhere near that shoreline though, those gnarly rocks look treacherous!!
Nancy Claeys said…
What a marvelous day and that blue ocean -- would love to sit on one of the rocks there and just be.
Lin said…
WOW! I cannot imagine living near that!!
Green Monkey said…
stunning! what a beautiful place to call home. you're doing something right!
Hi Denise beautiful shots of the day. Great blue from the ocean.
Lynn said…
beautiful sharp, clear photos, I've been here ;-) a few times and of course there is the SS Hearst castle...outstanding countryside.
Vickie said…
Beautiful lighthouse pics! The day we went it was so foggy you couldn't see anything! We didn't even get out of the car at Piedras... sad - had to come back to Texas on Tuesday....

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