Trinidad, CA

Trinidad is a tiny little seaside town that is located about 10 miles north of my apartment.  I love it in Trinidad and have spent a few days up there hiking over the past few weeks.

On New Years Eve I hiked the Trinidad Head Trail, which is a little over a mile loop with fantastic views.  It was a beautiful day and I was happy to be able to finally check this trail off my to do list.

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As you start up the trail, you have a beautiful view of the beach.

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A couple of shots from different point around the trail…

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As I completed my loop I came back around to this stunning view of the town.  I think this was my favorite shot of the day.

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My next trip to Trinidad was a few days later with my roommate and the weather was quite different.  It was grey and dreary and threatened to rain on us at any moment.  We were still able to see quite a bit of the town and hike down to several of the beaches.

I’m going to pause for a moment here and throw in my Theme Thursday post for this week since the photos I am using were taken on this particular adventure.

The next two photos are my contribution to today’s Theme Thursday over at California to Korea.  The Theme today is “find your focal point.”  I’m actually not too fond of the second picture, but I liked that the background was white and blurred. I just wish the bird wasn’t so dark.

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Back to the adventure…

We had started our adventure looking for the casino while failing to pay attention to roadside signs.  We had all day so we just took a Sunday drive up Patrick’s Point Drive where we spotted some sea lions (Okay, Andy spotted the sea lions.  I would have totally missed them).  The first picture is the normal view of the rock.  Take a look at the bottom right hand almost corner of  it and you will see come brown specks.

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Zoomed in, you can see that they are sea lions!

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A scenic view from along Patrick’s Point Drive:

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We then headed back south and along Scenic Drive, where the casino is actually located.  We quickly found the casino and decided to take advantage of what little daylight we had left and see what else there was to see along Scenic Drive.  We stopped at Luffenholtz Beach County Park and explored the beach and the views there.

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The picture below is the beach the birds were on, this is also a view from the trail pictured above.  ZooDay 230

And below is the view to the left of the trail…

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This past Sunday we went up to Trinidad State Beach and did some hiking.  Here are a few shots from along the trails.

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The picture below is of Megwill Point.  This is my most favorite place I have been to so far.  Unfortunately, WordPress decided you did not need to see any other pictures of this particular spot.  For some reason it did not load all the photos I had selected.  The picture below is where the trail pretty much ends. You come down the trail, down some slightly scary steps, and onto a large dirt surface with stellar views of the ocean all around you.  Tinidad 100

Okay, I had to hop over to Facebook and download another picture of this spot to give you some perspective (I’m at work and do not have access to all my photos).  Below is the view from the end of the trail, before you head down the stairs.

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After our time at Megwill Point we headed back toward the car.  We decided to walk the main road and had a fun adventure crossing a washed out section of it about halfway back.  Once we got back we went into the town of Trinidad for lunch at wonderful little cafe that has excellent vegetarian and vegan options.  After lunch we walked through town and went down to Old Home Beach to explore.  There we got to see more Sea Lions, but I didn’t have my zoom lens to capture any pictures of them.  I did get a beautiful picture on the way down to the beach and a couple of fun shots of the water though.

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I’ve really enjoyed exploring Trinidad the past few weeks and look forward to more adventure days in this tiny little seaside town!

 

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5 thoughts on “Trinidad, CA

  1. Your pictures make me think that whether you like nature or not has a lot to do with geography. California = beauty. Iowa = beauty in it’s own way but not enough to inspire me to go out and enjoy it much. I love your pictures.

    • I can understand that. It’s pretty easy for me to get out in nature since I work in a forest these days. I’m kind of forced into nature every day. I know, I know, it sounds like a horrible life, but I somehow survive. 🙂

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