China Cove

Mermaid Lagoon

This is a view of China Cove travelling south. The crystal clear water and the giant kelp against the backdrop of the sandy rocks made for a mystical feel, and reminded me of Neverland from the Disney movie Peter Pan. Ecosystems like this are rare to come across, and the sheer beauty seen from every angle made it seem simply magical.

This is a view of China Cove travelling south. The crystal clear water and the giant kelp against the backdrop of the sandy rocks made for a mystical feel, and reminded me of Neverland from the Disney movie Peter Pan. Ecosystems like this are rare to come across, and the sheer beauty seen from every angle made it seem simply magical.

Monday Morning

I did a quick plein air painting on Monday morning when the marine layer was just about breaking up over China Cove. Since it was quite cold I had to wrap it up quickly, but I came home and touched it up on the computer. It was a nice moment of quiet and calm before the warm sun broke through.

I did a quick plein air painting on Monday morning when the marine layer was just about breaking up over China Cove. Since it was quite cold I had to wrap it up quickly, but I came home and touched it up on the computer. It was a nice moment of quiet and calm before the warm sun broke through.

American Chrome

The reflections in the water reminded me of the chrome spears and lightning bolts that adorned American automobiles in the 1950's.

The reflections in the water reminded me of the chrome spears and lightning bolts that adorned American automobiles in the 1950's.

China Cove Cave

Beautiful China Cove

I was hiking Pt. Lobos for the first time when this vista unfolded before my eyes without any warnings...I was blown away by its beauty. My steps forward and away from the view were hesitant as I did not have time to hike down and explore more. I promised to myself that I would come back to spend more time. Now, I will be going back there this Saturday after 5 years or so to celebrate my 3rd wedding anniversary with my hubby. How glad I am!

I was hiking Pt. Lobos for the first time when this vista unfolded before my eyes without any warnings...I was blown away by its beauty. My steps forward and away from the view were hesitant as I did not have time to hike down and explore more. I promised to myself that I would come back to spend more time. Now, I will be going back there this Saturday after 5 years or so to celebrate my 3rd wedding anniversary with my hubby. How glad I am!

View over China Cove

Looking southwest from the Bird Island Trail over China Cove

Looking southwest from the Bird Island Trail over China Cove

China Cove, Point Lobos

Pentax 67II, 75mm 4.5, Fujichrome Velvia 50

Pentax 67II, 75mm 4.5, Fujichrome Velvia 50

China Cove, Point lobos

Pentax 67II, 75mm 4.5, Fujichrome Velvia 50

Pentax 67II, 75mm 4.5, Fujichrome Velvia 50

China Cove

China Cove, Leading to a secluded beach, this cove is a quiet refuge for Harbor seals, and the occasional Sea Otter. Pentax 67II, 75mm 4.5 lens, Fujichrome RVP 50

China Cove, Leading to a secluded beach, this cove is a quiet refuge for Harbor seals, and the occasional Sea Otter. Pentax 67II, 75mm 4.5 lens, Fujichrome RVP 50

"Steps to China Cove"

This original oil painting was painted on location in China Cove by artist Cynthia Britain. It is available through her website at www.cynthiabritain.com or 949) 494-8698.

This original oil painting was painted on location in China Cove by artist Cynthia Britain. It is available through her website at www.cynthiabritain.com or 949) 494-8698.