Don’t you just love the smell of the beach?
The sand, the saltwater, the sunscreen…
I’d bottle it if I could.
(NOTE TO SELF: Try adding a few drops of sunscreen to a bottle of seawater one of these days.)
Yesterday El Hub and I drove out to Rodeo Beach at Fort Cronkhite, a picturesque spot on the Pacific side of the Bay just north of the Golden Gate in the Marin Headlands (if you’re ever out this way, it’s right next to the awesome Marine Mammal Center).
It gets a little chilly and windy there sometimes, even when everywhere else around here is hot, so bring a sweatshirt or jacket if you’re visiting from out of the area.
Yup, a jacket even in the summertime. Welcome to the Bay Area.
I watched the waves for a bit, breathed deeply, snapped some pics, and found a few lovely pieces of driftwood (don’t you love it when you find a piece that’s really smooth?).
Any day you make it out to the beach is a good day.
This pic right above is a saltwater lagoon right next to the beach. There’s a little footbridge there that’s a great picture spot.
Brown pelicans rest there before heading out to sea to go fishing.
P.S. I’m not sure why the place is called Rodeo Beach, but to the best of my knowledge, rodeos are not held there.