Point Reyes is a 70000+ acre reserve roughly 2 hours north of the bay area. A winding road weaves you through the hills and pastures one can only assume produce the finest dairy in the country. The cliffs surrounding the southern bay appear through sight-lines down the open valleys while the ocean peaks over the western bluffs.
The wind-sweep, wave pounded beach escapes, along a perfect line, into the foggy horizon. The distance from the city means the beach is shared by only a few. A perfect place for a blanket, bottle of wine, and a free afternoon. The vastness of the rolling hills and open ocean invites a slowness, and the urge to linger until the sun is done.