the wandering chick
life on the water
I think it takes a special type person who can live under the conditions that spell Bodega Bay. Still, I, one who needs the bright sun in order to function, was drawn to the foggy, windswept, yet layback feel. I didn't want to leave.
I got accustomed to going over to Bodega Head to see if the cliffs were visible - they usually weren't. And to the "other" side of the bay to see if the white pelicans were out lazing on the water. And to hearing the distant lonesome sound of the fog horn.
Bodega Bay is an inlet of the Pacific Ocean. It's situated north of Point Reyes and south of the Sonoma coast. The town Bodega is five miles to the south.
Several locations in Bodega and Bodega Bay were used in the filming of Alfred Hitchcock's movie, "The Birds."
Harbor seals frequent the water near the restaurants and seafood packing plants in hopes of an easy meal.
Bodega Head is a large strip of land that wraps around the bay engulfing it and protecting it from the Pacific Ocean. This photo is looking down at the Pacific from the Bodega Head cliffs. Bodega Head is a popular hiking area though there are no barriers along the windy cliffs. The view beyond, out over the ocean, is breath-taking when it's clear enough to see. Also, in the spring whales can be seen on their route north.
An albino pelican glides across the water at Bodega Bay.
A California seagull
Spud Point Marina
Above and Below: A flock of white (albino) pelicans on the shore of Bodega Bay
Above and Below: Marbled Godwins...that's easier to type than to say.
Bay Hill Road is a narrow winding road, 4 miles long, that connects Bodega Bay to the town of Bodega. The next couple of shots were taken on this road.
The town of Bodega is inland from the bay. It's population: 220 (2010 census).
This is the Potter Schoolhouse as seen in the Alfred Hitchcock movie "The Birds." It's located in the town of Bodega behind the church.
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The ornamental grass called Silver Grass can be found everywhere along this section of the Pacific coast.
Bodega Dunes is a huge area of land north of the bay. It has a long, wonderful beach and a campground with nearly 100 (no hookup) sites.