Below the bridge, the sea pounds dramatically against an extremely rugged shore.
The rocks are a dark brown. At low tide rich green vegetation is revealed in places on the rock.
Wildflowers crop up everywhere. This winter I photographed them in the deserts of New Mexico. Here, on ground that is almost never dry, wildflowers again make themselves known.
I don't want to imply that the entire shoreline is rocky. There are magnificent beaches here, flatter and firmer than those on the east coast. Last year, I took this shot of an approaching storm over South Beach.