Some days we wander, going from pillar to post, as it were.
We headed into town to check out a small park we’d heard about, and I didn’t have my good camera with me…just the tiny one with the waterproof housing.
It takes such *wide angle* pictures that you sometimes lose track of anything more than 6 feet away. It’s fun to use, but you can’t expect too much from it…it cost less than the standard lens on my Nikon!
This park is called Redwood Park, so we had high hopes…
Did I mention this park is on the edge of a university?
The place was filled with students who were relaxing in a thousand different ways.
That dog grabbing the flying saucer was a pit bull, not the usual border collie!
We hiked a very short way into the woods, to absorb some of the majesty of these tall trees. This stand of redwood has numerous stumps from old growth trees, but it consists of much younger trees. Still, look how they grow out of…and across…ancient fallen trees.
We kept moving, because we wanted to catch a particular beach for sunset. On the way there, we stopped past another beach to check the tide. We were drawn to watch a rock climber who was practicing with a safety rope on the cliff we had just driven around to get there.
On our way to the destination beach, we had to stop because a large herd of elk were using our bridge to conveniently cross a river. As they arrived in the field on the other side, a couple “teenage” elk blew some energy racing around the herd!
What with all the distractions, it was nearly miraculous we made it to the destination beach.