Details of our trip to Pt Reyes California

Well we were certainly not disappointed in spotting wildlife, beautiful vistas and even an occasional beetle on this trip to Pt. Reyes, California.

On our hikes we came across California poppies, lupins and thistles and even I had to hold a Darkling beetle.  As you will see in weeks to come, while this specific beetle is not the one Martin has used in the sculptures he is currently working on, like all beetles he finds them riveting and I must admit I have caught his enthusiasm.
Pt Reyes California photo by Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA  90016

Pt Reyes California
photo by Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles CA 90016

We discovered that we could walk 9.4 miles if the views kept us motivated, and they surely did.
Pt. Reyes CA photo by Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA  90016

Pt. Reyes CA
photo by Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA 90016

We started out prepared with a huge sandwich big enough for 2 from Perry’s Deli in Inverness  and began an amazingly scenic and surprisingly easy walk along the Tomales Point Trail.  This is the trail that takes you through Tule Elk Preserve and follows the ridge line of a peninsula bordered on the west side by the Pacific Ocean and on the east by the calmer waters of Tomales Bay.  On our visit here last summer we saw a herd of elk when we took the Muddy Hollow Trail but this time we were able to get up close and almost  personal with a very tolerant herd who viewed us with cool indifference.
Pt Reyes California photo by Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA  90016

Pt Reyes California
photo by Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles CA 90016

We also came across this one horned juvenile elk and just had to take his photo. Apparently elk and deer go through one pair of juvenile horns before they get their “permanent” set and when they are shedding the first set it would appear that they don’t necessarily drop off at the same time, hence the one horned phenomena. Neither this buck nor his companions seemed to find his lopsided quality odd or humorous, but we did.
One horned elk at Pt Reyes CA photo by Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles, CA  90016

One horned elk at Pt Reyes CA
photo by Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles, CA 90016

Apart from the amazing Elk we also saw a Northern Harrier  Hawk catch a very fat rat and 2 windswept ravens enjoying the views; all  this in a setting that,thankfully, had very few other humans.
Pt Reyes CA photo by Martin Pierce Hardware Los Angeles, CA m 90016

Pt Reyes CA
photo by Martin Pierce Hardware
Los Angeles, CA m 90016

We returned with our friends to the tranquility of Osprey Peak Bed and Breakfast where our hosts David and Nancy had left the necessaries for us to brew some hot tea. The bed and breakfast is situated in a dense wooded area just outside Inverness and spoils us with vistas of thick foliage on the edge of a ravine.
To view our collection of architectural hardware, as well as Martin’s sculptures, please visit our site at http://www.martinpierce.com.
Designers can visit the showroom located at:
5433 W. Washington Blvd.
Los Angeles, Ca  90016
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Martin and Anne Pierce live in Los Angeles California with their beloved rescue dog, Iris. Martin's custom designs reflect his love of nature and include beautiful vine and fern drawer pulls, a realistic yet whimsical collection of bugs and other critters on door hardware and charming floral designs on everything from door levers to bathroom accessories. He also enjoys creating sculptural contemporary pieces that are easy to access for those with limited physical capabilities. All of Martin's designs are hand carved and cast in their Los Angeles studio where there is truly something for everyone. Please contact us with any questions or custom queries
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