Detours: A California adventure… part 8; Boys, birds, beaches, and some bushes…

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We have made it to the morning of the second day of my three-day, detour-filled California road trip adventure. My first detour involved going out of my way to visit my cousins in Santa Cruz… which is decidedly not on the direct route back from the San Francisco Bay Area to San Diego.

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This little outing, which required me to backtrack North on Highway One, over ground which I had just covered the day before, could be considered my second detour.

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My three cousins and I took a long walk out to the Northern California coast.

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We enjoyed views of the Pacific Ocean from some cliff tops.

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It was quite lovely.

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Campbell and Clark enjoyed snack time quite a bit.

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There were quite a few birds about.

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Taking pictures of small children and birds is challenging. They are always moving.

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You just have to hope for the best.

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Every once in a while, you get lucky.

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I think this was a segregated beach.

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Or maybe it was just birds of a feather flocking together.

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I love trying to take pictures of birds in the air. I will be honest, and admit that I cropped some of these photos to get rid of all the extra blue sky.

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It makes it look like I am a better photographer than I actually am.

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And yes, as the title of the post implies, I did take some pictures of bushes.

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There was something interesting about them.

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And I do like Spanish moss… which I think is really some kind of lichen… maybe…


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4 Responses to Detours: A California adventure… part 8; Boys, birds, beaches, and some bushes…

  1. Anonymous says:

    Nice photos. Spanish moss is a bromeliad, not a lichen.

  2. I believe you’re a great photographer, Art! And cropping out unnecessary data in a photo is perfectly acceptable.

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