Sunday, April 10, 2011

Halibut Point State Park - Photos

This was a scheduled workshop meetup with the North Shore Photography Lovers group but, I got lost and ended up at the parking lot 30 minutes late. The group had already left and since I was already there with my gear and lunch, I figured I'd just go ahead and shoot on my own. The parking lot is located on Gott Avenue, which I had no problem driving by the first time. I didn't expect the park to be in a residential area and I missed the 'brown sign'. I ended up back on Rt 128, so I stopped and did something I should've done from the get-go, check the GPS app on my iPhone.  Anyhow, the parking fee is $2 on the weekend and yes, there are park rangers to check and issue tickets on a Sunday if you don't have that day pass displayed on your car. From the parking lot there is a short trail to the Visitor's Center and right next to it, the Babson Farm Quarry. I took the self-guided trail along the edge of the quarry and was also able to climb down to water level and get a few shots.  I walked around to the Overlook and then eventually made my way down to the ocean for tidepool shots. After lunching on one of the large boulders, I continued on to the 'Sea Rocks' taking more shots. As the morning wore on, the park became more crowded with folks and their small children and dogs. It was such a beautiful day for a day at the ocean....sunny with a slightly cool ocean breeze.

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3 comments:

Stacey (aka Ultraprincess) said...

You've got some nice scenery to photograph!

Lovey's Adventures said...

Thanks Stacey! It was a beautiful day for photographing at the beach! :) Lovey

Kimball said...

Thanks for posting the photos. When I was kid we lived in Lanesville, walking distance from here. Always found this part of the coastline a wonderful place to explore. Thanks!