Point Reyes in California
Point Reyes - National Seashore
Point Reyes in San Francisco California
As you can see for this signboard is dedicated by Mrs. Lyndon B. Johnson to the service of the people of the United States of America U.S. Department of the Interior National Park Service on September 20, 1966.
Journey on highway to Point Reyes
Arrived at Point Reyes
Scenery at Point Reyes
Journey to Point Reyes
We started out in early morning as we set off and drive along the highway for almost 2 hours before arriving at our destination - Point Reyes in San Francisco California. It was a looking forward sort of adventure since we had heard so much about this place and it is a never to miss kind of experience if you happen to be in California.
Point Reyes Station
Scenery of the surrounding
Hog Island Oyster Co
Place for oysters at Point Reyes Station
Parked directly in front Hog Island Oyster Co where we were getting ourselves a load of nice fresh oysters to enjoy our meals while enjoying every minute of the scenery and fresh air.
Some people who came here for hiking on the hill. You can also visit the vistor center at Bear Valley where you can begin your exploration and it has the best interactive displays where your children can enjoy themselves. You can get information about whale watching or the wildflower displays as well as the hiking trail conditions.
If you are a bird watcher then you will definitely be amazed with the variety of bird species at Point Reyes. It has a beautiful beach where you can bring your dogs or family to walk on the sand while the sea water splashing on your feet.
Tasting Fresh Oyster
First time to shuck oyster
Time to enjoy oysters meal
Got ourselves a load of oysters and started to have our meals. Since all the oysters at Point Reyes California were fresh and unopened, we had to do our own shucking. It was a kind of great experience as we never try it before. For those who are lovers of oysters like us, you must come to Point Reyes and have the chance of shucking your own oysters and taste it fresh out of the shell. You will definitely enjoy the freshness of each oyster that you can shuck it.
Shuck the oyster
Skill required for shucking oyster
You could get yourself a load of oysters to enjoy your meals while admiring the nice view of the surrounding. One thing you might want to know about shucking the oyster is that you do need a little bit of skill as how you can open the oyster by shucking it. To shuck it, you will need to actually position the knife at the corner of the oyster while pressing down on one side of the shell and then twist the knife to open it. That is how you can do the right way of shuck the oyster.
More shucking oyster
Fresh and delicious oyster
Once a lifetime experience
As we may never come by to Point Reyes again, it is truly a great experience to drop by there if you happen to be in San Francisco California to enjoy not only shucking the oysters but the beautiful scenery where you can hike or walking by the bench for entertainment. We simply love the fresh air as we took a deep breath and had the best view from the hill top.
More scenery of the sea
A look from where we were, we could viewed such beautiful scenery and seeing the clear blue sea and the hill beyond. Unfortunately we did not stay up till late in the evening otherwise I believed that we would be able to capture the nicest sunset beyond the hill ahead. If you have the chance to be there and stay up till the evening time, we hope you can have the opportunity to capture the sunset view.
Birds in the air
Clear blue sky
Signboard at Hog
As we looked up in the sky, we could see some birds flying high above and we viewed clear blue sky. The weather was fine as the temperature at that time was around 15 degrees. As you can see from the signboard saying 'Its a SHUCK your own day' and guess you will have a wonderful time trying to do your own shucking and be entertained.
Posing for snapshot
Live to shuck
Signboard of opening hours
Waiting to get your own oysters
Drakes Bay Oyster Farm
Road Speed limit at 35
Road on mountain trail
Drive along the trail
On the way back to hotel
We practically took more than 100 of photographs but cannot put it up here. As you can see that driving along the mountain trail can be quite an adventure as the road is one way down and one way up. There were quite a bit of curve road that you may want to be aware of when driving up to Point Reyes.
I will show you one more photograph below when taken on the bridge itself. You can see when we came down from Point Reyes, the bridge we drove was below and when we went to Point Reyes, we were on the top of the bridge. It was quite a long bridge to reach our destination.
If you have been to Point Reyes, we love to hear from you and share your comments. Thank you and enjoy your vacation!
Bridge to Point Reyes
Under the bridge
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