Exploring the Northcoast 2: Dry Lagoon

About seven miles north of Patrick’s Point, nestled between Big Lagoon and Stone Lagoon is the so-called Dry Lagoon, entitled such because in the summer, it is largely dry. In the winter, during the rainy season, a shallow lagoon tends to form among the reeds and grasses on the other side of a wide, surf battered beach. A modest parking area is connected to Highway 101 by a narrow paved road.
About seven miles north of Patrick’s Point, nestled between Big Lagoon and Stone Lagoon is the so-called Dry Lagoon, entitled such because in the summer, it is largely dry. In the winter, during the rainy season, a shallow lagoon tends to form among the reeds and grasses on the other side of a wide, surf battered beach. A modest parking area is connected to Highway 101 by a narrow paved road.

The lagoon has a pleasant backdrop of some low mountains in the distance separated by clumps forest and prairies and hills on each side, making an alcove of sorts that can be quite scenic for the photographer:

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The lagoon also features some scenic coastline, with Sharp Point (below) at the northern end, and a narrow strip of beach leading the Big Lagoon on the other end. A great place to photograph in the winter and early spring on mornings or evenings clear of fog or overcast.


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For the previous travelogue series post, go here.