Another image from the Central Coast. I love the ever-changing coastline because instead of moving around, hunting for the right image, I can stay in one place and let light and water bring an image to me!
It required several visits at differenct times of the year to learn how this place changes. I wondered why sometimes I would be able to hike over a mile either direction on the beach, and other times I would find only rocky outcrops, impassable most of the time.
I finally realized that this coastline loses over 3 feet of sand in the winter, after storms scour the beaches from underlying rocks, revealing piles of multi colored cobbles and abalone shells that disappear again in summer.