Above left is a scene from the Hitchcock movie “The Birds”. Above right is the house located in Bodega California, about 3 miles from Bodega Bay. In the movie, Hitchcock took scenes from both towns and made all into one town for the movie.
A store in Bodega features Alfred himself, and a telephone booth. Needless to say, in this area they celebrate the movie “The Birds”.
Today the fog lifted quickly, and here is the view we have out the front of the motorhome, from left to right, our view of Bodega Harbor.
And fortunate for us….just beyond the RV Park is Bodega Head, which jets out into the ocean enough that it offers protection from Bodega Bay to the south, which Bodega Harbor is part of. Lucky for us, the waves to the north of the “Head” are a non-stop wonder.
Above and Below you can see the progression of some of these waves on two different sets of rocks.
I think we could have watched these waves for many hours, despite the constant cool wind coming off the ocean.
The view to the south shows the sun glistening off the ocean, while these two birds posed for a shot for me as I awaited the hit of a wave against this giant rock…or are they waiting to pounce through our open window.
North of Bodega Bay, south of the large waves against rocs in the previous pictures, lays this beach, a beach which I came to a few times in my younger days. One thing nice about Bodega Bay is the free beaches and plenty of parking…plenty unless you come on a summer weekend that is.
On the other side of the harbor from us is another RV park, also part of the Sonoma Park System. I wondered if we had made the right choice in where we stayed because this other park offers views of the harbor on one side, and the Bay on the other side. However, when we went over there we found the road leading to the park is in real bad shape. The good news for others coming behind us, the road will be shut down and totally re-done in October, just a few weeks from now. So if you have a choice, go there once the road is finished.
There is a large, lovely beach right by the RV park…it cost for day use, which keeps the crowds low, especially this time of year. And the “bay” of Bodega Bay is calm, and of course, we all know just how warm that Pacific Ocean is .
Ok now…everyone stand in line, and start cleaning your wings and get ready for the “attack”.
If the sun is going over the hills of Bodega Head, that means it is time to get over to the ocean and see if we can get a sunset.
Last of the sun glistening off the cliffs…
….as it touches the water and extinguishes its flame.
And yes, birds are there watching, getting ready to attack in the still of the night…. [SHRIEK!!!!!]
So we say goodnight to Bodega Bay, tomorrow we head for Point Reyes before heading back to Sacramento area.