Point Reyes National Seashore and The Farmers Market. The Oregon/California Coastal Adventure continues

While most of the territory that Carissa and I have covered on our July 2012 Oregon/California Coastal Adventure has been new to us, this leg of our adventure was like coming home. Our visits to Point Reyes started in 2008 when Carissa and I ventured here on a side trip from San Francisco. So before I launch into the current trips photo’s allow me to wax nostalgic with a few photo’s from our prior trips.

Big head, Pumpkin, Barret and Itzie

2008, surrounded by chickens at Olema Cottages

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2008, Carissa her her favorite chicken, Pumpkin

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Turns out Pumpkin likes to have her picture taken

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2010, Carissa and I revisit the chickens at Olema Cottages

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One of our favorite things at Olema cottages is getting fresh eggs and jams in the morning

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2008 – drive out to Point Reyes National Seashore to see the lighthouse.

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2010 – drive out to Point Reyes National Seashore to see the lighthouse.

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Point Reyes National Seashore, always windy here!

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2011 – 308 steps down to the lighthouse! Tough part is the 308 back up :-/

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2010 – Carissa taking a shot of the Point Reyes Lighthouse

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2010 – Carissa at the Point Reyes National Seashore

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2011 – Carol and I, Point Reyes National Seashore

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Summer of 08′ family trip to Point Reyes (Carol taking picture)

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2011 – Christina and I at Point Reyes lighthouse

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Carissa, Carol and Christina make the 308 step descent to the lighthouse

Back to our current trip, Carissa and I chose to stay at the Point Reyes National Seashore Hostel. Nestled in a secluded valley of the National Park, it is surrounded by the  stunning coastal wilderness and only a few miles from the town of Point Reyes, allowing for a much anticipated early morning arrival to the farmers market.

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Point Reyes National Seashore Hostel

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Morning cup of coffee on the front porch of the Point Reyes National Seashore Hostel.

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Views from the front porch

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Our breakfast of local goodies

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Lovely pastoral views from the bridge going into town of Point Reyes

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Point Reyes farmers market

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Point Reyes farmers market…. more than just veggies!

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Point Reyes farmers market

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Point Reyes farmers market

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Point Reyes farmers market

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The most incredible grill cheese’s ever at the farmers market, made by Stellina’s from across the street

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Carissa and I enjoying the Point Reyes farmers market

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Always good people watching in these parts

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Did I mention the people watching here?

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You gotta love a town where the UPS man plays the trumpet 🙂

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More than a farmers market.. it’s more like a celebration of incredible food!

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Cabilenes… Purveyors of Fine Wool Products

After a stop at Cabilene’s, Carissa and I were thoroughly enchanted by our new wool products. A Filson vest for me and a Pendleton wool blanket for Carissa… both of which were inseparable from there owners for the duration of the trip 😉

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Sporting my newly acquired wool vest from Cabilene’s

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Carissa and her newly acquired wool blanket from Cabilene’s in Point Reyes

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A very “dramatic” Carissa and her new wool blanket…

Getting a little silly as we approach San Francisco and the end of our Oregon/California Coastal Adventure, but then again,  that’s what a good trip is all about.

My next and last post for this trip will cover the Mission district of San Francisco… stay tuned.

For more photo’s of our Oregon/California Coastal Adventure click here.

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5 thoughts on “Point Reyes National Seashore and The Farmers Market. The Oregon/California Coastal Adventure continues

  1. ENJOYED ALL THE PHOTOS…THE FOOD PHOTOS LOOK SO REAL AND MAKE YOU HUNGRY. Billy Caldwell

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