Amanda and I spent a few days in California wine country at the end of March before we drove over to Yosemite. We were kind of disappointed in wine country because we expected to learn a lot more than any of the tour guides seemed to be interested in teaching us, so we took one of the days and drove over to the Point Reyes National Seashore.

That was a much better choice than visiting more wineries. The weather was wonderful and the scenery was incredible. We spend the morning horseback riding through parts of Point Reyes with the Five Brooks Ranch, then hopped in the car and drove out to the lighthouse point.

Point Reyes Lighthouse

Cliffs at Point Reyes

Cliffs at Point Reyes

Waves at Point Reyes

Amanda in the Wind at Point Reyes

Waves at Point Reyes

Point Reyes Lighthouse

Waves at Point Reyes

Point Reyes Sand Dunes

Point Reyes Pier

Point Reyes golden hour

Point Reyes golden hour

Fishing boat, Point Reyes

We got to see elephant seals for the first time, which was pretty awesome. They were so much louder than I was expecting. We could hear them from 1/4 mile away. It was windy and the temperature was dropping around golden hour, but we didn’t care. We stood and watched the seals for at least 30 minutes.

Point Reyes golden hour

Point Reyes has a number of leased ranches and pastures inside its borders. What a great place to be a cow!

Cows grazing inside Point Reyes during the sunset

Cows grazing inside Point Reyes during the sunset

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