Tomales Bay, Take 2: Just As Good

My dear friend from college visited this past weekend from San Diego. I sold her on basically repeating exactly the weekend experience my brother and I had a few months ago. She obliged, and it was awesome. On the itinerary: oysters at Nick's Cove, wine tasting at Gloria Ferrer in Sonoma and a beautiful hike through Lands End near my house in San Francisco.

Pier at Nick's Cove

My favorite activity: drinks in the cozy shack at the end of the pier.

Tomales Bay Pier

The weather this go-around was quite a bit more cooperative than the stormy weekend we had last time.

Dining nook in Nick's Cove

The charm across the restaurant at Nick's Cove makes me want to move in.

Oysters et al

The menu (& wine list) reinforce that.

Champagne by the shack

Perfect weather for drinks on the deck <3

View from the shack

View looking back onto land from out on the pier - we had some overcast skies the day we arrived that burned off by Saturday.

Marshall, CA

Marshall's sweet Nick's Cove.

@Gloria Ferrer

Rounding out the SF-Tomales-Sonoma triangle with a stop at Gloria Ferrer.

Lands End hike down to Mile Rock Beach

A handful of the steps down to Mile Rock Beach that can be brutal on the calves on the way back up.

Mile Rock Beach

Mile Rock Beach: a fine finale.

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Check out lodging/staying details in my original post regarding Nick's Cove here. This is a getaway I'd be pumped to repeat at least once a year. Enjoy!