Established in 1858, the renovated Pierce Point Ranch is one of the oldest ranches on the Point Reyes Peninsula and was one of the most successful dairy ranches of its time. It is representative of the agricultural heritage of this area. Birgitte and I had such a fun time walking around this historical place, shooting each other in fun situations, the buildings and of cause the breathtaking nature surrounding the Ranch.
Point Reyes Station is located along State Route 1 and is a gateway to the Point Reyes National Seashore, an extremely popular national preserve. About 350 people live in this little town, which has one of the best small bakeries: Bovine Bakery. This was our first stopped on yesterdays photo adventure the perfect halfway point and place to get coffee, sweets and more.
The breathtaking panorama from Mount Tamalpais’s 2,571 foot (783 meters) peak includes the Farallon Islands 25 miles (40 km) out to sea, the Marin County hills, San Francisco Bay, the East Bay, and Mount Diablo. This is also one big playground, a web of trails for hiking, biking, picnic, running and more. On the weekends Mount Tamalpais comes alive with people from near and fare. As a photographer, this is paradise, with lots of opportunities to play. We went to try out Birgitte's new toy, dji Mavic Air a super cool drone, that takes awesome video and still photos from high above.
Tennessee Valley is an amazing offshoot of the Marin Headlands, with hiking trails that suit the whole family. The Tennessee Valley Trail is mainly flat; it begins at the parking area and travels 1.7 miles to Tennessee Beach. I have been hiking and running this trail many times, but this time I went with my good friend Birgitte and her son. It was super hot that day, and we really looked forward to reaching the beach and some cooler temperatures.
Today I packed a lunch, water, and heading to Point Reyes Lighthouse, just me and my camera. I had some special photos in mind, and the weather was not cooperating the way I wanted. It was still an amazing and very beautiful day, but my photos turned out very different from my idea. Point Reyes is the windiest place on the Pacific Coast and the second foggiest place on the North American continent. Today there was no fog, no whales, the Lighthouse was closed, but still worth the 1.5-hour drive.
When your best friends have decided to end their 4 months traveling around Asia tour in LA, and asks if you would have time to come and hang out, there is only 1 answer: ABSOLUTELY. We headed out from Marin 12:30 pm with an ETA saying 6.5 hours, which everyone spent with diffrent activities.
This was my frist time to Venice Beach, and I hope not the last. The amount of color in all aspects of life is incredible. It very quickly became obvious that Venice Beach is a place where it is all about being seen. If you can make people turn their head you have succeeded.
I will end this blog post with a sunset over Venice Beach, taken from the rooftop of our hotel.
Today the Lagier family went to the Museum of Ice Cream. This is a fun and vibrant place, which encourage you to get in touch with your inner child. OH and they feed you a whole truckload of ice cream and other sugary things along the way, so be prepared of that and get ready to embrace the color pink. It's impossible to not feel happy in this place. All your senses are being overstimulated while you constantly are on a sugar high. The whole experience takes about 1 hour, depending on how long you use in each room/installation.
The weather predictions for next week is rain, rain, rain and more rain. Looking out of our huge windows towards Horse Hill this evening, I just had to get out my big-girl-camera. The view to me, looked like an old Renaissance painting, with dramatic lighting setting the mood. You can almost smell the storm and rain looking at this photo.
Valencia Street in The Mission District in San Francisco, is such an awesome place to people watch, street photography, hipster shopping or all three in one go. I love going with one or both of my girls, and get all our senses fulfilled. It's so colorful in more that one way. Please enjoy the sun, the many colors, the diversity, and life on this beautiful spring day.