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Spud Point Marina - Bodega Bay

Spud Point Marina

Spud Point Marina is in Bodega Harbor, approximately 60 miles northwest of San Francisco and 20 miles west of Santa Rosa. The harbor is the hub of commercial and sport fishing in Sonoma County, and is a popular destination during crab and salmon seasons. Spud Point is one of the best Northern California ocean marinas.

I visited this wonderful location last year and fell in love. I wont to share this treasure of the North coast with you all.

Please join us in capturing the many textures, picturesque landscapes, boats, marine animals that this place has to offer. 

Here is the map of the marina with the meetup location circled - Map. 

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  • Kaye T.

    What a treat! Nice to see so many of you out on a gorgeous day. Great fun - thanks Ray & Remy.

    1 · February 20, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking at the photos that have been uploaded and my first thought is that many in this group did a great job of "seeing" images. I'm sure there just as many different ways of doing this as there are different people, but I would be interested in reading about how individual members go about this.

    1 · February 17, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Diane: As someone new to the art form, you have a unique perspective. Were you drawn to this event by the social component? Did you come with questions? What did you learn?

      I have a thousand questions.

      February 20, 2014

    • Grant K.

      Remy, give me a call about this. I've got an idea.

      February 20, 2014

  • paula p.

    What a beautiful day and wonderful location. It's such a big area, there is something for everyone.

    3 · February 16, 2014

    • Remy G.

      spending time with you was beyond wonderful. Can we go out shooting sometime??

      1 · February 17, 2014

    • paula p.

      Yes, for sure Remy. :)

      1 · February 19, 2014

  • Triana E.

    I'm so sorry I missed this! I had a tentative invitation to go to Lake Tahoe that solidified Friday night so I drove up on Saturday with this excursion in my mind. It's so nice to read about it!

    2 · February 19, 2014

  • Remy G.

    And to continue the idea from Drew...it is always so interesting to me that even tho we have 5o people all shooting similar subjects that the perspectives, the effects and the composure are different, all so creative and interesting! I'm continually stunned by the powerful creativity in this group. Its totally inspiring to me, every time we meet up. Thank you everyone...truly.

    6 · February 19, 2014

  • Robert

    Great day! Couldn't have asked for better weather or a better group of people to spend the day with.

    2 · February 17, 2014

  • Morna

    I wasn't able to go...got a cold...so I'm really enjoying everyone's photos. Thankx for sharing.

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Larry - GoldDoor S.

    Great Fun, Great and Fun folks to spend the day with. Thanks Mindy I had a awesome time... Ray, Remy, thanks again for putting it together.

    2 · February 17, 2014

  • Maxine C.

    Beautiful day, great people and fun time shooting

    2 · February 17, 2014

  • Kenneth B.

    Beautiful place and perfect day. Clear and warm after rain the previous day. Plus since I got there before sunrise I was able to move around and play with fog that was just inland before the rest of the group meetup time.

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Kristen R.

    Perfect weather! Fun to get out and explore this area.. Tons of photo ops.

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • charmaine

    Lot's of fun!

    1 · February 17, 2014

  • Roger B.

    Superb weather, breath taking location with endless photo possabilites

    February 17, 2014

  • Dennis J.

    Excellent gathering!Endless photo ops,lots of wonderful fellow photographers and a perfect day to experience it all

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Carl W.

    Great spot with lots of interesting subject matter, great weather and above all, great people. Thanks to Remy and Ray for again putting on a great meetup.

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Darris

    So much fun! You all brought the sunshine . . . thanks so much for a great day, great company, great photo ops . . . just got in at 7 p.m. Watched a dozen whales spouting at the head and finished with a sunset walk on Doran. Can't ask for much better than that . . . Look forward to more info on the Lightroom classes Ray . . .

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • Mindy B.

    Couldn't ask for better weather and company

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I got there late and still met a few people. Nice day.

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • Grant K.

    Great! Great place, great people, great food!!

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great outing. Beautiful weather and great people.

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • Dan W.

    Excellent and the weather was perfect.

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • david s.

    Beautiful day and great people to photograph with, "priceless"

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • Remy G.

    beautiful day, lots of photo ops...Great Crab Sandwich

    1 · February 16, 2014

  • Carmen C.

    Had a great time. Perfect weather. Met a few people. Came a little late. Look forward to meeting more people at next meet up.

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • Christine B

    Could not ask for better weather. Lots of fun photographers. Lots of photo ops.

    2 · February 16, 2014

  • Fifi

    I wish I could make it. Sorry for missing it this time... Enjoy!

    February 15, 2014

  • Darris

    It's breezy, cold and wet out here currently ~ raining actually : ) BUT NOAA is calling for sunshine tomorrow, high 50's. : )

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Joan W.

    Was hoping I could go, byt doesn't look like! Have fun!!!

    February 15, 2014

  • paula p.

    Fingers/toes crossed my nasty cold is better tomorrow....I borrowed a canon 24-70 mm from borrowlenses.com and I want to practice. Damn you Rhinovirus!

    1 · February 15, 2014

  • Morna

    Coming down with a cold...need to sleep in, rest. Have fun!

    February 15, 2014

  • Yvette B.

    Something came up and I have to cancel last minute. Looking forward to seeing some great photos from the day. Have fun everyone!

    February 15, 2014

  • Ingrid S.

    Coming from Sonoma, would anyone like to car pool?

    February 11, 2014

    • Chuck L.

      I'm feeling better and this would be a great way for me to get back into the swing of things. Yes need a ride. Sending you my number via mail

      1 · February 15, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sorry I can't make it...I have company from out of town... that showed up today!

      February 15, 2014

  • Carole S.

    So sorry, I won't be able to make it this time.

    February 14, 2014

  • Kristen R.

    Looks like Sunday calls for rain. Is this meetup rain or shine? I don't mind shooting in wet weather.

    1 · February 12, 2014

    • Grant K.

      Folks should bring a baggie or two to make rain shields.

      February 13, 2014

    • Darris

      Currently, they're calling for 20% chance of rain here. It was a stunning, dry, warm day here today ; )

      February 13, 2014

  • Nik C.

    This event falls on the birthday of a family member which I overlooked when RSVP-ing Hope it is wonderful for all who will be there... :)

    1 · February 13, 2014

  • Darris

    Great location! Right across from my home : ) Deli is there for sandwiches (for us veg people) and La Bodeguita for Mexican if anyone wants to stay till dinner. So great to see you at Shutterbug Remy and look forward to getting together with the group!

    2 · January 8, 2014

    • Darris

      Or . . . maybe you all are going to Spud Pt. . . .

      February 11, 2014

    • Darris

      Fisherman's Cove Deli is closed for renovations until Feb. 22nd. Looks like Spud Pt. or for us veg people it's BYOL, Pelican Deli or La Bodeguita . . .

      1 · February 12, 2014

  • Roger B.

    I love looking at soggy photo bugs

    February 12, 2014

  • Kristen R.

    If the lines are short, I'm going to grab lunch at the Spud Point Crab Company, if anyone wants to join!! :D

    4 · February 11, 2014

    • Kristen R.

      Exactly! That was what I was going to say. Get there before the lunch rush ... 11-11:30? Is it insanely crowded then?

      February 11, 2014

    • Christine B

      Usually depends on the weather. Oh... and how many people are hungry at that time :) I will be hungry and ready!

      1 · February 11, 2014

  • Yvette B.

    Now I'm intrigued. What is the boneyard all about?

    February 10, 2014

    • Morna

      Oooopppps! Looks like I goofed. In rereading the prev emails, I just realized that the boneyard is in Las Vegas. Sorry!

      February 11, 2014

    • Christine B

      I was wondering what the boneyard was. I could not recall a place like that around her for the life of me :)

      February 11, 2014

  • Don L.

    This will be my first Photography group outing, other than the Holiday Party.

    2 · February 10, 2014

    • Brandon

      Same here.

      2 · February 11, 2014

    • Darris

      I haven't been since the Palace of Fine Arts outing in ??

      1 · February 11, 2014

  • Roger B.

    Fresh sea air, good fellowship, my Canon...ah, life is good.

    2 · February 11, 2014

  • Amnon S.

    Maxine , we can meet at "apple box" restaurant in down town Petaluma at 8:15AM.

    February 10, 2014

    • Maxine C.

      I will see you Sunday at Apple Box at 8:15am -

      February 10, 2014

  • Darris

    "Let's meet in the parking lot at the far end of the Marina near the Jetty" Are you indicating the Campbell Cove parking lot at the end of the road?

    February 10, 2014

  • Amnon S.

    I live in Petaluma if you like to carpool. have two more seats.

    February 10, 2014

    • Maxine C.

      Would love to - is there a time and place I could meetup with you?

      1 · February 10, 2014

  • Lucy A.

    I go to Spud Point regularly to take pictures. There are egrets who hang out close to the dock entrances, sea lions who occasionally lounge on the dock, and tons of the marina "usual suspects." A great place to shoot.

    February 10, 2014

  • Maxine C.

    I am coming from Novato if anyone else is closeby and wants to carpool.

    February 10, 2014

  • darrell s.

    I would love to go, if I could get a ride. I live in Santa Rosa and I would help pay for gas. If interested please email me. [masked] We can meet for coffee before if you need to get to know me.

    February 10, 2014

  • neil s.

    thanks, is there a best time of day for the photos of the boneyard.

    February 10, 2014

  • Cecilia

    Wish I could make it, but I'll be in Vegas that weekend.

    4 · January 7, 2014

    • Marlene H.

      Will gather some info for you, Neil, and send it via private email so as not to clog up SoCoPhoGro with unrelated "stuff".

      February 10, 2014

    • Remy G.

      Marlene, post away! lots of us like to see opportunities in other places..no 'clogging' worries!

      1 · February 10, 2014

  • Marlene H.

    Too far away - but when I'm settled and things are back to normal, can't wait to use SoCoPhoGro as an "excuse" to visit and spend time with my favorite photography peeps...

    1 · February 10, 2014

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