October 28, 2008

Bean Hollow Beach -- it's Show Your World Tuesday !


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photo by Donald Kinney

Whoopie !   It's Tuesday -- welcome to  Show Your World !

This is a beach with the delightful name of Bean Hollow, on the San Mateo coastline, about half-way between San Francisco and Santa Cruz.   After an early start, this is where I ended up on Saturday morning.   The surf was heavy, and the foamy waves were swooping way up and over the beach.   The weather was pleasant -- I had a great time...

I call this "my world" because I have travelled up and down Highway 1 about a billion times over the past 61 years.   My family lived in Pacific Grove (near Monterey), and when I was a kid we frequently travelled up Highway 1 to see Grandma in Marin County, near where I live these days.

Personally, I think the San Mateo coastline is even prettier than Big Sur (to the south of Monterey).   There is more access to beaches, and the scenery is absolutely spectacular.   There are tiny roads to explore the various redwood studded canyons, with creeks that gush in winter.   Yes folks, it's my world and I don't think I would exchange it for any place else.


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27 comments:

Arija said...

I would so love to be there to explore all the nooks and crannies. It is so beautiful. That beach looks like heaven. What a bummer my ticker does not tolerate air travel, I'd be there like a shot.

TCKK said...

I love the beach. Thanks for sharing yours with us.

Migs CFL fan said...

Wow I love the beach shot. Also your header pic is awesome. Thanks for sharing!

Cheers!
Regina In Pictures

Klaus said...

It sure sounds like a place that you can live! :) Fabulous image!
Cheers, Klaus

Gattina said...

You lucky boy ! you live in a holiday place, so beautiful !

ga.farmwoman said...

Bean Hollow Beach looks wonderful!
Great shot.
I really love your header photo.
The Royal Crown sign needs a moon pie sign to go with it.lol..
Or--Is that just a Southern thing?
Have a great day.
Pam

fishing guy said...

Don: Wonderful beach you have shown, I look forward to seeing so much more of your world.

Texas Travelers said...

Perfect timing on capturing the crashing waves. All-around great photo as usual.

We also like those little side roads up and down the coast.

Thanks for the visit,
Troy

ewok1993 said...

Hubs and I drive up and down Hwy 1 just to while the time away and we never really stop [unless there's coffee being served], but I think I would urged him to stop sometime and see this beach through my own eyes. That's why I love coming here, I get to learn more and more.

BTW, you're right the ggb is shrouded in fog today. Rain over the weekend? I can't wait.

Photo Cache said...

this is amazing don. i love your beach/water shots.

Carole said...

This is a great perspective. I love the foam from the waves. Love the Pacific!

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

This almost looks like an aerial shot until you look close. Love the angle and the subject

imac said...

Great shot, I always love the coast, those waves rolling in.

Louise said...

Your world always fascinates me, and this is no exception. I love the ocean, and I especially love it when the waves break a little on the wild side. This and the preceding wave photos are wonderful.

I've been on Highway 1 once. I remember very little because I was carsick the whole time! I was 16. Maybe the front seat privileges of being an adult would make it better now!

Jan said...

I agree, your area is wonderful. I love the photo of the surf.

Leena said...

I can believe, that you could change the place, but could you believe, that I feel in same way even my winter is so dark, cold and long, but
my home is my home as yours is yours :)
And that`s the way, how it should be.

All the best to you!

Pernille said...

Looks like a lovely beach! I'm looking forward to se more:)

Carver said...

What a beautiful beach. I like the way you shot is a great deal.

SandyCarlson said...

That is one incredible surf!

Carrie and Troy Keiser said...

Very beautiful beach! Thanks for sharing your world!
Appreciate the comment and your visit to my part of this world.

Island Rambles Blog said...

I love the beach photo...wonderful!!! I love all the different things bloggers are putting in for this new meme!!!

Ivar Ivrig said...

Well composed. I love your waves :-)

kriz cpec said...

love those waves, thanks for sharing

kriz cpec said...

love those waves, thanks for sharing

photowannabe said...

Yes the San Mateo coastline is prettier than further South. I do miss the seascapes at times. Thank heavens I'm only 2 hours from it when I feel I need a fix.

Susan said...

Donald,
This picture is absolute magic.
Really nice perspective and lighting. I love this time of year as the sun gets lower on the horizon the light has that ethereal quality most of the day.

Celeste said...

I can understand why you wouldn't want to change your world, t looks perfect. I love the beach and watching the waves. Thanks for sharing.

 
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