16 July 2010

USA West Coast Trip June 2010 - Tomales Bay

Hi everyone! As mentioned in my previous post, I was touring the West Coast of United States for two weeks!

My itinerary : San Francisco-Vegas-Los Angeles- San Francisco. Today Im going to share with you one of my favourite place throughout the whole journey, Tomales Bay, where I took the photograph I use for my new header!

Tomales Bay is a 1.5 hours drive from San Francisco itself, 2 hours if you get lost haha ( get a GPS)!

Some info about Tomales Bay:-
"Tomales Bay is a long narrow inlet of the Pacific Ocean in Marin County in northern California in the United States. It is approximately 15 miles (25 km) long and averages nearly 1.0 miles (1.6 km) wide, effectively separating the Point Reyes Peninsula from the mainland of Marin County."

Satellite view of Tomales Bay:- SEE



There we go! Embark on our journey to Tomales Bay by going through the famous Golden Gate Bridge(more pictures of the bridge to come at next post) It was a foggy day!


See? The bridge is half missing!

However, after passing by the bridge, we have a fantastic view ahead us!


Blue sky again! YAY!

We continued driving and fast enough we were nearing to Tomales Bay. Stopped over to take some pictures because we couldn't resist!

beautiful...




portrait looks so much better with such amazing background

Anyway, one of the main reason I chose to visit Tomales Bay is because of OYSTERS! We are going to have fresh oysters at Hog Island Oysters Farm.

Too bad by the time we got there, the bigger oysters were all sold out! We were left with the small ones. :(

friendly staff there, there is where you ordered the oysters you want, self service!


Our picnic area, cool right! You can bring your own food as they only sell oysters, they also provide you with BBQ pit if you want to bbq your oysters with cheese or anything else!


Picnic with such a view, life's good like this!

There is also another fun part to this, which is opening your own oysters!

it was my first time opening an oysters, and It was actually kinda easy


We ordered one dozen of small oysters and one dozen of mini oysters. The oysters were REALLY fresh with the right amount of cream inside! Its suitable for everyone as some people really dislike creamy oysters.


posing with the oysters

This is really a great place to come with your friends and family. Two of us seems lonely there as most of the people there are in a group and they can prepare much more food than us!


Before we leave the place, we took more pictures. I really love this place as I felt completely relaxed and clam when I was there, not forgetting that it serves oysters, of course!





byebye Tomales Bay! I will remember your beautiful face...

After leaving the beautiful Tomales Bay, we proceeded to Inverness (another beautiful place!), which is only 1/2 hour drive away....



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow - I love this page - like the short description of places which built up a story - wonderful photos too!

sheryl0202 said...

Thanks very much for your comment. Do I know you? :)