I’m currently home now, for a total time of just under a week. It’s very nice to be back in warm weather, and to see my friends and family, and to not see any buckets. I have maybe been using my time a little suboptimally, although I am almost entirely packed. If only writing up my project and finding work or school for this spring wasn’t hanging over my head.
But anyway, on to the redwoods. I may not have gotten to do much besides work during my stay in Bodega Bay, but Matt did take me to see the redwoods one evening. I really enjoyed it. I took some pictures, but unfortunatly they weren’t the best. These trees are really big in a way hard to capture on camera, and it was getting late so my pictures are blurry. But the best are below.
There I am, for scale. Like I said, these are big trees.
An upward facing picture of a redwood. You can’t see it very well, but the undergrowth here is pretty thin. You can see quite a long way between the trunks.
This picture is blurry due to low light conditions, but I think it conveys the size of the trees better than any other pictures I have taken.
As you can see, there is fery little undergrowth here. It makes for a nice effect and better views.
One last shot through the trees.
These trees are all California coastal redwoods, although I did see a couple planted (but enormous) Giant Sequoias on the way out to the forest. I also saw numerous little houses nestled into redwood woods. They were really neat neighborhoods.