The 16th year of shuttle bussing between the Ken Patrick Visitor Center at Drakes Beach, the lighthouse and Chimney Rock starts Dec. 28, 2013 and runs till March 2014. Tickets are on sale during weekends and federal Monday holidays between 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. at the visitor center. (The shuttle will not operate on Jan. 1). Tickets are $5 for adults but the shuttle is free for ages 16 and under. “Winter is a wonderful time not only to watch the annual Pacific gray whale migration from Alaska to Mexico but also to celebrate the recovering populations of Northern Elephant seals as they return to breed at Point Reyes,” Supt. Cicely Muldoon said in a press release. For more information call seashore headquarters at (415) 464.5137.