March 13, 2010

at Duxbury Reef, near Bolinas

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photo by Donald Kinney

In a previous post about Bolinas I explained how the residents don't particularly appreciate tourists swarming into their rustic yet peaceful little town.   It's been an on-going war between the Bolinas Border Patrol and the State Highway Department as to whether there should or should-not be a roadsign on Highway One pointing to their town.

When the State would put up a fresh sign, the Bolinas Border Patrol would promptly "disappear" it in the middle of the night.   This scenario was repeated so many times that the State just gave up on a road-sign for Bolinas.   It's been twenty or thirty years since I've seen a roadsign pointing to Bolinas.

But I told you all of that because on my Thursday excursion I couldn't even find any signs pointing to Duxbury Reef or Agate Beach -- I sort of had to "wing it", and actually did remember the proper route -- I don't go there often.

And what a silly phrase; "I don't go there often"...   With curious creatures like this Blue Heron waiting for me, I definitely should try to get to Duxbury Reef more often.

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photo by Donald Kinney

The small bird (lower left) is a Killdeer, the big bird is a Blue Heron, and the guy with the funny legs was walking around with a clipboard and bending down a lot -- probably counting one thing or another.

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photo by Donald Kinney

This Blue Heron seemed rather un-phased by my relatively close proximity.   No possible way of getting the creature over to Sears Portrait Studio for a formal portrait, so I thought I had better just get a snap or two on location...

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gary said...

I've just come across you site...wanted to say i really enjoy your photos and find it the fact you don't "just take pictures"...looking forward to seeing more....

photowannabe said...

Gary got it right, you don't "just take pictures".
You weave an entire story into your photos.

Tomate Farcie said...

An nice series!! I feel better now. I thought I was the only one who couldn't find the sign to Bolinas! ;)
I remember once or twice driving straight trough and missing the turn... But when you do find it, yes, the place is definitely worth a stop.

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