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Point Reyes

I know. I know it is sometimes hard, and can be so overwhelming. And that it is easier said than done. But look at the things I see …

California 1 en route to Point Reyes

Even just driving to the destination makes me think how being on the road, going outside, traveling can be oh-so rewarding ….

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I know. I know that there’s is that fine line between living vicariously and living responsibly. But sometimes, stop worrying. It’s okay, there’s plenty of time to adjust. You really just have to get out there and stop thinking, contemplating. When you have the liberty to do so, then do. Take some smart risks. Remove all your attachments. Sacrifice, for yourself, you owe that. I know. I know you do.

Drake’s Beach

The world is your lighthouse’s view. I say, get your binocular and scan it to the littlest part the best that you can.

‘Cause you never know what you might miss. For me, I don’t want to make the same regrets of missing travel opportunities. This time, I want to make at least an effort to go see and explore…

…other life than mine. To see nature’s wonderful offerings …

… to find serenity, quietude and peace …

… witness how the world operates …

I know. I understand. You can mope around the house, watch TV, stay online, or play video games. You can attend to your needs, your responsibilities and your problems. What I don’t understand are people who constantly are so caught up in achieving so much of the material things that they (think) need to worry about. I’m sorry if you disagree, they can have the physical wealth they can have but I don’t envy people who focus in one kind of success.

I beg of you …


Travel and go see the world!


Photography, Travel and Discussions?


St James Church-L If you don’t know this blog, then you are missing out, my friend. The (Semi-Regular) Roaming Lama focuses in one photo in each post. Carefully perfecting the composition of the image, and then expanding his subject with great inputs, whether it be informative, recommending, thought-provoking or entertaining, related or not to the picture. Mind you, though he only shares a picture at a time and that most of his posts are easy reads, he’s not one of those dull bloggers. He’s intellectual and can really make a conversation whilst you get dumbfounded by his incredible images.

This is just one of my favorites from his Photo of the Day section – Pillow Fighting in Berlin.


I’ll let LuAnn tell you more about Point Reyes National Seashore


  1. cocomino says:

    That’s really beautiful sea Esprcially, I like the sunset Have a wonderful day.

  2. LuAnn says:

    Rommel, your photos are so stunning. As you know, Point Reyes National Seashore is an area that I fell hard for. Point Reyes Station is one of my favorite places that we have visited. I truly hope your viewers take your advice and get out there. Traveling is my biggest love. Thanks so much for the pingback.πŸ™‚

  3. Amy says:

    Yep, go see the world!! I need to travel more… Love all of the shots, esp. the first one.

  4. Gorgeous! And a reminder that I need to get out and about. Near Point Reyes is also Hog Island, where I’ve eaten the very most delicious oysters ever.

  5. Beautiful! I agree, travel travel travel in any way shape or form. There is so much out there.

  6. To travel is to Live…Travelling…our favorite family thing to do…alas we’re not doing it as much now because of “work”. 😦 I do so miss it and I’m glad to travel through your eyes (and your featured blogs!) for today.

    Lovely work all of these. Keep them and the inspiration coming!

    Warm regards from across the Pacific,

  7. drishism says:

    And I agree… I would rather travel the world and live an amazing/adventure-filled life than spend my life in an office getting old and staring at a cubicle wall

  8. What a great message you have givin today….It makes you just want spread your wings and fly…:)

  9. OMG That last sunset shot is just FN AMAZING!!!!! hope you enter that in the photography of the year contest!!!!! and the one of the elk, bird, ocean beach, and church are SO GOOD!!!! enjoy traveling, I’m the same way, I can’t stand to stay at home!πŸ™‚

  10. Lucid Gypsy says:

    So much world to travel to! I will die happy with the places I have experienced and sad about the ones I haven’t!
    Hey Romel what’s that little Highland cow doing in California! and the road – so empty! A fab post, great photos and I love your wordsπŸ™‚

  11. Great pics, and this is one destination on my plans to visit. There’s a lot to see out there and you just need to make the effort of at least from time to time escape to places like these!!

  12. 7feetnorth says:

    I completely agree…travel more!

  13. Thanks for bringing back some wonderful memories. I always find your photos an inspiration.

  14. poppytump says:

    Drakes Beach … there’s always another sunset to catch somewhere ….
    I bet it could get pretty wild out at that Point Reyes … bad hair day, salt washed face an all whooo
    Great Post RommelπŸ™‚

  15. Traci says:

    While my time overseas never made me rich, it truly enriched my life. People regrettably sacrifice amazing memories for stable routine.

  16. Thanks alot for the shout out – I appreciate it. Point Reyes looks really beautiful. Wish I could spend more time out on the California coast.

  17. It’s such a beautiful spot, and you captured it beautifully! Your thoughts on travel are perfect. I know that I get more satisfaction and enjoyment from my field trips than I do purchasing more things to clutter my life!πŸ™‚

    • rommel says:

      You nailed it, Debra! I have the same exact mentality. I rather travel than buy things I don’t need, and there are a ton og things people think they need to have.

  18. Love 2 Type says:

    yeah, travel while you still can…. πŸ™‚ nice pictures

  19. pinkpodster says:

    Reblogged this on Pinkpodster Ponders and commented:
    The photos in this blog are always fabulous. But today the message is what spoke directly to me and I wanted to share it with others. If you’ve always wanted to see the world beyond your little plot of it, I hope you are inspired as well.

  20. So beautiful. The California coast is something really special. Your post is making this California girl homesick!

  21. prem says:

    Ok, ok I hear yah! I’m going… thanks for the tip.

    Kidding aside, uhhmmm…. you’re doing a lot of travel lately huh? jealous…πŸ˜€ and great photos esp of the lighthouse. As always, thanks for sharing.

  22. melmannphoto says:

    That’s a great place to just meditate. I like how you’ve composed the various views around the area.

  23. eof737 says:

    Your tour of Point Reyes is envy inducing… Such beauty. I must say that is what I miss about California… the landscape.πŸ™‚ As for the recommended blog… WoW, WoW, Wow! That shot above is pretty fantastic.πŸ˜‰

  24. Beautiful pictures and beautiful words. This post tugged my heart. =>

  25. Point Reyes is like a stunning gem just shining so beautifully. I definitely need to go back to California soon.Perhaps Summer. Every picture captures our hopes and dreams. Thanks.

  26. Sunshine says:

    very pretty, no wait, STUNNING as IT describes your Point Reyes photo collection. the pillow fight over at Roaming Lama was a fun diversion after your sun and beach scenes. super collection! β™₯

    • rommel says:

      Gotta say, I didn’t know how I was going to approach on how I compose my visit to Point Reyes. I didn’t think so much how awesome the pictures really are until I got these reponses. I look at the pictures now, and yeah, I’m patting my own shoulder on this post. AhihihiπŸ˜€
      Thanks for all your encouragements.πŸ˜‰

  27. enjoybliss says:

    When I lived in northern California, my favorite thing to do was stop at the Cowgirl Creamery for sandwiches and bring them to Point Reyes for a picnic lunch. It looks like you had a lovely day. And no fog!

    • rommel says:

      Oh yes! I had a good me moment there looking over the coast. Prorably because I was too tired from all the traveling and driving and hiking. AhihihihiπŸ˜€
      Thanks for the comment and visit, enjoybliss.

  28. djmatticus says:

    Living so close to the PCH and driving it on a fairly regular basis – i often forget how beautiful the streches of that road are throughout the year. Thanks for the rminder.

  29. neely wang says:

    love pt. reyes! and totally agree — we all need to get out and explore this beautiful world!

  30. gourmandchic says:

    Absolutely beautiful pictures. You know…I really enjoyed your post because it does make me think. I agree with you and I like to travel and enjoy life and see the world. I like to eat. I like to blog. I like to vlog. But my parents being oh so traditionally Chinese…don’t see things the way I do. They think what I am doing is childish and a waste of time. I just stand for what I believe in but it is tough. They want me to live a typical way of life. I am too free-spirited for them.

    • rommel says:

      Yup, that’s my blog and my mechanics. Plain and simple approaches.
      Do and be the things you are. Listen to great advice, but in the end, you go with your own gut, be yourself.

  31. Madhu says:

    Just Wow! Am at a loss for adjectives Rommel! Certainly a ‘see before you die’ kind of placeπŸ™‚

  32. You and I have been on some of the very same road trips! You obviously have great taste in destinations;) See you down the road!

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