Photograph of the day: Winter Surf, Mountains. Point Lobos, California. January 24, 2016. © Copyright 2016 G Dan Mitchell – all rights reserved.
Powerful winter surf washes over rocks at Point Lobos.
I have gone to Point Lobos for decades, beginning when I was a child and my family would visit. I especially remember exploring the accessible tide pools. Today I especially like to go there on foggy days or in the winter, when the raw power of the Pacific Ocean is most visible, with winter storms churning up huge surf.
It was on such a day that I visited last January — in fact, reports of high surf were almost certainly what made me decide to visit that day. Because this coastline faces west, in the morning the coastal hills, being to the east, are often in shadow...