Saturday, April 16, 2016

Low Tide

On Monday my brother Eric and I headed out to the coast. We did a big loop starting in the north at Westport and headed south down the coast to Mendocino. For lunch we had some delicious pulled pork sandwiches at the "Q" next to the Noyo Harbor bridge. The tide was way, wayyyy out and we saw plenty of urchins, mussels and Giant Green Sea Anemones. There were many beautiful wildflowers and we did a bunch of walking. When we walked down to the rocks at Ten Mile SMR you could see the ruts from the wagon wheels on the California Coastal Trail as well as lots of broken mussel shells in the dirt left over from the middens from when the Pomo used to gather mussels there. It was such a beautiful day. Enjoy the images and may you have a blessed weekend, chris All images created with a Canon 7D at a variety of settings and lenses.


  1. The purple things, are those urchins are lovely? Cool images, love the Giant Anemones!

    1. Shelly, Yes indeed the purple things are urchins. These are rather small ones about three or four inches in diameter. Bigger ones are six to eight inches. The spines are mildly mildly venomous and extremely sharp. I have been stabbed a few time while tide pooling and it's a very memorable experience! Thanks for dropping by and commenting.