Sunday, November 28, 2010

Walking At The Lagoon

This holiday weekend, we walked for five miles along the edge of the lagoon at the north end of town. The lagoon opens to the ocean and is constantly cleaned by the incoming tides. It's an important link in the chain of rest stops for migratory birds on the Pacific Flyway.

The very edge is a mud flat, which joins the salt marshes and then the waterway. Native coastal plants had finished their bloom and were waiting for strong winds to carry their seeds onward.

Small stands of eucalyptus dappled the path with shade as it meandered through the trees.


Natalie said...

What a great walking place.
And I can't help but say: Golden Daughter of The West.

steven said...

wow! i just read a book to my class about a place just like this down in texas. i had never seen anything like it so it's extremely cool to see. i'll pop this up on my smartboard for the class tomorrow. s teven