Sunday, October 21, 2007

Bolinas Lagoon as Art looking Very Western.
Black and White Landscape Photography Prints + Digital Images Available at All Rignts Reserved.

Bolinas Lagoon is a tidal estuary, approximately 3 square miles (8 square km) in area, in the West Marin area of Marin County in California in the United States. It is a part of the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. The lagoon is a back bay of Bolinas Bay on the Pacific coast approximately 15 mi (25 km) northwest of San Francisco. The trough in which the lagoon sits was formed by the San Andreas Fault which runs directly through it. The lagoon is fed by several small streams and separated from the main bay by a small spit of land, known as Stinson Beach. The sand bar that encloses this lagoon is full of beachgoers and surfers on hot days, seeking to escape both heat and the urban Bay Area.

Bolinas Lagoon is on the list of wetlands of international importance as defined by the Ramsar Convention for the conservation and sustainable utilization of wetlands.
The lagoon is considered to be among the possible landing spots of Francis Drake on the coast of North America in 1579.

The lagoon certainly mirrors the clouds at sunset like fire on a mirror. (See Photo Below.)

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