Amanda and I spent a few days in California wine country at the end of March before we drove over to Yosemite. We were kind of disappointed in wine country because we expected to learn a lot more than any of the tour guides seemed to be interested in teaching us, so we took one of the days and drove over to the Point Reyes National Seashore.
That was a much better choice than visiting more wineries. The weather was wonderful and the scenery was incredible. We spend the morning horseback riding through parts of Point Reyes with the Five Brooks Ranch, then hopped in the car and drove out to the lighthouse point.
We got to see elephant seals for the first time, which was pretty awesome. They were so much louder than I was expecting. We could hear them from 1/4 mile away. It was windy and the temperature was dropping around golden hour, but we didn’t care. We stood and watched the seals for at least 30 minutes.
Point Reyes has a number of leased ranches and pastures inside its borders. What a great place to be a cow!