There was once a little girl who lived by the sea... yes that's me! Currently I am working on our family archives and this is what I've found so far. My dad took these photos with that very luxe vintage Nikkormat camera I keep talking about. My memories of this day are idyllic. My love of the ocean, whales, the Saint Bernard and most definitely my love of photography are all connected to this childhood. Growing up in California was awesome and I feel a profound affection for it's natural beauty. This is Sea Ranch, in Sonoma County on the North Coast. When travelling up State Route Hwy 1, you must stop here. Build a sand castle with drift wood and kelp, the best! My daughter loves this too. Thanks dad!