Run to the Coast When The Heatwave Hits

So the heatwave arrived in the Bay Area this past weekend. It's supposed to abate in all the region of the bay including the inland areas by Thursday.

We are not used to the heat; we can handle the fog and the chill of summer very well, but the heat? Nope. We complain, we whine, we cannot function properly.

So on Sunday, when the temp hit 102 at home, we just had to run to the coast. We loaded into the car and let it drive. The traffic was tight on the way to any beach as expected, but we managed to be patient and just drove.

Everywhere we went was packed; people crawling all over, and every available inch of earth was occupied by a car, no parking in sight. It wasn't until we were on the way home that we found a spot for a little stop and smell and cool breeze. The spot was at Gleason Beach near Bodega Bay.

The Sonoma Coast is very picturesque with dramatic rocky coastline and dramatic cliffs. I'm used to coming here in winter and spring and so it was a joy to be able to bask in sunshine as I look out into the glistening water. The temperature here was 64, 38-degree difference.








We also wanted to go to Goat Rock Beach, which is one of our fave beaches in the Sonoma Coastline, but it was also packed,so we just got content in snapping a photo.

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  1. That very last photo is simply magnificent! It's like a bridge in the middle of the water!


  2. Magnificent coast and fantastic photography ~ ^_^

    Thanks for visiting my blog and commenting ~ ^_^

  3. Hi! The view from the coast is very nice. If the traffic jam were not happen,you would enjoy cool breezes. Thanks for sharing.

  4. We went south to the Monterey Bay. How pleasant it was!!

    Bodega Bay's been on the list for sometime now. Soon, I hope. It looks lovely.
    There seems to be a structure like Santa Cruz's natural bridges, huh? :)

  5. Such a beautiful part of the CA coast!! The 38 degree difference is so incredible! We had exactly the same experience here in S CA. Yesterday the high in Palm Springs was something close to 120 degrees. About 70 miles away (as the crow flies) the beaches were in the upper '60s. We went from being too hot to too cold!!

  6. One of the things I love about California is how cool it can be at the coast when just a little bit inland it can be hot.

  7. Hello, I love the rocky coastline. Just beautiful. Happy Friday, enjoy your weekend!

  8. lovely photos :)

  9. What amazing scenery - I'm looking forward to some coastline time this summer.

  10. Beautiful coastline. I'd head there too!

  11. a beautiful coast , yes, but I would not want to have a house on that edge.

  12. oh what a stunning coastline. Loving the photos, how high in celsius is 102 degrees? think in our summer the hottest it gets is maybe 35?

  13. I have a feeling you had your heatwave at the same time most of us in Europe were having ours. Thankfully, we were able to keep our apartment cool (no A/C in most homes here) just by closing the doors at the right time. We're also lucky that the sun doesn't directly shine on either end of our home, which clearly helps. Anyway, you found a splendid beach that I would die for. Lucky you.


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