Sunday, October 23, 2011

Picture of the Day - San Simeon Creek Inlet

Yesterday on the way home from a rockhounding excursion further up San Simeon Creek shown here on the left side of the photo below (blocked by the sand forming a lagoon) I stopped by the place it enters the Pacific Ocean. Over the course of the past 20 years this place did more to save my sanity than any other single thing I did aside from prayer. In my unfettered sanity of recent years I have become insanely busy and unable to make it over to this incomparably special place. It felt so incredibly good to see it again yesterday if only briefly. The weather that could not have been more beautiful but then that is rather normal for this region during the month of October. It is worth noting that this is one of the very best rockhounding beaches anywhere on Earth.

Photo by Kim Patrick Noyes (all rights reserved).


  1. Beautiful, this place would put anybody in the right frame of mind.
    Tranquil and exiting in the same breath.
    Here if Florida we have beaches but few so pretty.
    Lou from Fl.

  2. Great location for beach combing poppy jasper.