Tomales Bay Ecological Reserve
Point Reyes really is a place to go for more than a day trip, but neither Karen nor I could go for that long this weekend. There was a tsunami warning for 1:30 pm, and a light rain forecast. But once we got there it was sunny, there was no wind, and only a few visitors. We briefly considered painting on the dunes above North Beach, but heard the warning to stay away from the 16 foot waves and headed for Tomales Bay near Inverness. The Chicken Farm Beach was rapidly flooding, so we ended up farther south on the same shore, where the elevation kept us dry. I used acrylic to paint this 22 x 28" view of the estuary and the hills beyond, which kept changing colors as the voluminous clouds passed east. We left at 3:30 and made it home by 5:00 pm.