Lois Reynolds Mead

Art and a pink monkeyflower in a native plant garden…



Our copy of Bay Nature arrived recently and it included an article by Jon Carroll “In the Third Kind of Fog.” (He is our favorite columnist from the San Francisco Chronicle). Carroll’s article was about the types of fog at Point Reyes National Seashore and we set off today to experience it in all its goopy glory. Drat, it was the most beautiful, sun-shiny day in our history of visiting the shore. Not really drat…but still I do not think we have ever been there when there was sun and we hadn’t been to the Limantour spit of sand since Terry was in law school…what is that? forty years?.

We started at Point Reyes Station for a brunch at the Pine Cone Diner (“Good Food, Prickly Service”). Imagine if you were the waitress having to live up to that job description!

Unfortunately, Cowgirl Creamery was on vacation, but Bovine Bakery was open for sustenance for the evening’s meal. I love this bakery because of its ceramic bovine mosaics on the wall.

Off we went down the crooked road to Limantour. At the highest point of the road we could look out and see all the way to the Farallon Islands. So clear we could see forever.

We walked through marsh and sand, grass and seaweed, bird and wave.