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Visiting Point Reyes Station – Travel Photo Mondays

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Visiting Point Reyes Station – Travel Photo Mondays

It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing beautiful imagery and personal story telling. You can also check us out on Twitter for Travel Photo Mondays at #tpMondays for more updates and submissions for the day.

Visiting Point Reyes Station - Travel Photo Mondays

Visiting Point Reyes Station – Travel Photo Mondays

Let’s go for a drive along around the scenic countryside of Marin county in Northern California to visit the sweet little town of Point Reyes Station, it’s just on the outside of the Point Reyes National Seashore. It’s such a wonderful day again to spend outdoors and enjoy the beauty of the landscape in this area and visit the coastal areas of Point Reyes and the town that bears its name.

 

 

West Marin county landscape and wild flowers

West Marin county landscape and wild flowers

 

The road trip through the farmlands and forests of Marin county are gorgeous to pass through on this drive, bucolic rolling hills dotted with wildflowers, small farms and producers of artisanal foods from the region support this mostly agrarian lifestyle. Along the way are small villages and towns that if you blink, you’ve completely passed them in a blur, but not so for the small hamlet of Point Reyes station, a quaint stop for lunch and enjoying the cool galleries and quirky side of this fun town.

 

 

Cool deer trophies Point Reyes Station

Cool deer trophies Point Reyes Station

 

 

 

Street views at Point Reyes Station

Street views at Point Reyes Station

 

 

There’s a lot of cool shops and amusing places to explore in this little town – it’s filled with so much character and beautiful galleries and local finds. If your into art, there a many art galleries that feature local artists, crafters, jewelers and other artisans. If your into eating, try sampling the creamy cheese at The Cowgirl Cremery, the Pine Cone Diner or some of the restaurants featuring locally sourced seafood, produce and other artisanal foods from the area.

 

A garden and art gallery at Point Reyes Station

A garden and art gallery at Point Reyes Station

 

 

 

Here are some details and other photo highlights:

 

The community garden at Point Reyes Station

The community garden at Point Reyes Station

 

 

 

 

 

California wild flowers at the community garden in Point Reyes Station

California wild flowers at the community garden in Point Reyes Station

 

 

 

 

Yummy deserts at the Bovine bakery in Point Reyes Station

Yummy deserts at the Bovine bakery in Point Reyes Station

 

 

 

Wouldn’t you love to hang out at colorful spots like this to enjoy your coffee and local pastries?

 

A colorful hang out spot at Point Reyes Station

A colorful hang out spot at Point Reyes Station

 

 

 

 

 

No barking zone at Point Reyes Station

No barking zone at Point Reyes Station

 

 

 

 

Produce at Toby's Market at  Point Reyes Station

Produce at Toby’s Market at Point Reyes Station

 

 

 

Afterwards, we head out to the seashore at Point Reyes National park, I’ll be taking you to one of my favorite parts of this awesome park reserve which is filled with pine forests, sand dunes, estuaries with expansive views of its pristine coastline. In an upcoming post, I’ll guide you through some of my favorite parts of the national park at Point Reyes that I love to explore and visit regularly. Meanwhile,here’s a quick preview image below of the estuary opening into the coastal areas of the park.

 

Wildflowers at the estuary at Point Reyes

Wildflowers at the estuary at Point Reyes

 

 

Hope that you enjoyed the day road tripping and visiting Point Reyes station in Marin County, Ca. Please do visit some of the other bloggers today for Travel Photo Mondays below. Hope you enjoyed your visit to Point Reyes station for Travel Photo Mondays, please visit the rest of the bloggers below to see more stunning places around the world this Monday.

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  5. Debbra Dunning Brouillette July 5, 2014 at 9:17 am #

    I always love your photos! I was at Point Reyes Lighthouse many years ago and remember how beautiful it was in that area. Your photos have brought back memories…

  6. Catherine July 2, 2014 at 5:48 am #

    What a beautiful serene landscape… love your first two shots especially. The hills and valleys are so lush, they seem to be basking in all the sunshine! Makes me want to wander through there and pick wildflowers all day 🙂

  7. alison July 2, 2014 at 2:07 am #

    Your virtual tours are always a great journey Noel-although those deer heads were not my cup of tea! Desserts however, now you’re talking!

  8. Suzanne Fluhr July 1, 2014 at 7:16 am #

    I’ve somehow missed Port Reyes. My favorite photo is of the “No Barking” sign. We could use that at our house!

  9. Anda @ Travel Notes & Beyond June 30, 2014 at 5:01 pm #

    I love Point Reyes. The Pacific Coast is one of the wonders of this world. Great post, where do you find all that cool graffiti?

  10. Linda ~ Journey Jottings June 30, 2014 at 4:41 pm #

    I love going on your virtual photo journeys Noel 🙂

  11. ChinaMatt June 30, 2014 at 2:55 pm #

    Beautiful place. I didn’t make it to the national park because the stupid government shut down, but I did drive along the coast and hit up some state parks. Amazing views and great hiking out there. I didn’t stop much in the towns.

  12. Suzanne Stavert June 30, 2014 at 9:12 am #

    I love how in addition to photographing the traditional things to see, you always find something out of the ordinary as well. However, for this post my favorites are the wildflowers. I can never get enough of those!

  13. Carole Terwilliger Meyers June 30, 2014 at 6:59 am #

    This is one of my favorite getaways. Love your images! I’ve written about this area myself, http://weekendadventuresupdate.blogspot.com/search/label/Point%20Reyes%20area

  14. Anita @ No Particular Place To Go June 30, 2014 at 4:18 am #

    Your photos show that there are still many parts of California that are amazingly beautiful; little pieces of Americana unspoiled and untouched by the big cities. Thanks for the virtual tour!

  15. santafetraveler June 30, 2014 at 3:02 am #

    I knew about Point Reyes, but not about Point Reyes Station. Looks like a colorful town. Love that fruit photo- just want to reach in and take a bite!

  16. Michele Peterson June 30, 2014 at 1:23 am #

    Point Reyes Station looks like a cool place to visit! I love how you always manage to find a beautiful mural ( and great food) wherever you go.

  17. muzachan June 29, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

    Beautiful place, so colorful…

  18. Dennis Kopp June 29, 2014 at 9:28 pm #

    Thanks for taking us on another great road trip around California, Noel! I have actually never heard of Point Reyes, but it looks like a nice town, set in beautiful countryside. While the deer heads look really sad, at least the community garden looks like a great project and the colorful coffee shop seems definitely like the perfect spot to sample some of the really delicious looking deserts… 🙂

  19. A Cook Not Mad (Nat) June 29, 2014 at 8:31 pm #

    Great photos Noel, I love the wildflower shot.

  20. Chanel | Cultural Xplorer June 29, 2014 at 6:24 pm #

    Point Reyes looks like a nice little town worth exploring!

  21. budget jan June 29, 2014 at 5:48 pm #

    I am enjoying your California posts Noel, because I don’t know the area at all. Bovine Bakery, No Barking and Wildflowers captured my eye today.

  22. Patti June 29, 2014 at 5:04 pm #

    Point Reyes is a beautiful area – so much to see and experience. I’m not keen on the mounted deer head, but completely sold on the chocolate goodness! I can always find a bakery wherever we travel – it’s a gift! 😉 Thanks for the link-up opportunity this week, I linked up!

  23. jesh StG June 29, 2014 at 4:53 pm #

    Would love to visit Point Reyes – landscape is beautiful, and the shops are quaint. The brownie cake is very tempting!

  24. Michelle June 29, 2014 at 4:43 pm #

    I LOVE Marin County. I was just there in November! I’m not sure if I made it to Reyes Station, but there are so many fabulous places to hike. I love your photo of the art gallery and all the flower pictures too!!!

  25. Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse June 29, 2014 at 10:33 am #

    Thanks for the virtual trip and the yummy cake!

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