13 June, 2008

Spirit@the Beach!

S-dawg had never been to the beach. With a string of hot sunny summer days, it was time that he met the Pacific.

Monica, Heather, and I loaded up the car and made for magical Marin county.

When we hit the sand Spirit knew what to do.

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The hike to Kehoe Beach was just as scenic as the beach itself, lined with yellow lupine and a myriad of other colorful flowers.

As the fog rolled in we relocated to Limantour Beach. After all the running at Kehoe Beach Spirit, was ready to head home.

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"Over 45% of North American avian species and nearly 18% of California's plant species are found in the park due to the variety of habitat and uniqueness of the geology. Thirty-eight threatened and endangered species exist within the Seashore." To add to this amazing diversity "marine biologists have identified nearly a third of all known marine mammal species in the waters surrounding Point Reyes" including Blue and Humpback whales.

In 1906 the entire peninsula moved 20 feet out-to-sea in a single earthquake! The San Andreas Fault separates the 8,000 acre peninsula from the rest of the continent.

Want to learn more? Visit the Reyes Point National Seashore website at http://www.nps.gov/pore/planyourvisit/beaches.htm