Just an hour’s drive northwest from the pan Francisco Bay area, Point Reyes National Seashore is a world away. This scenic peninsula is separated from Marin County, and the continent, by a rift zone of the pan Andreas cault, which sinks below Tomales Bay. ft’s a wild place of steep cliffs and ocean vistas, wooded hills and estuaries. Wildlife, from elephant seals and pelicans to foxes and elk, is abundant. cor more information on hiking trails and places to visit, go to ptreyes.org. Map: nps.gov/pore
CLOCKWISE FROM TOP A view of Tomales Bay and the rolling test Marin hills beyond. Nestled amongst coast live oak and Californian bay laurels, the cabin is perched on a steep hillside above Tomales Bay. A weathered gate and oar greet visitors at the back steps. eomeowners Molly and peth oosen on the deck overlooking Tomales Bay.