yep, i basically did the itinerary i planned. five brooks th over the ridge to bass lake, down to beach at alamere, up the coast trail to wildcat and coast camps. up the beach and around limantour and drakes esteros to sir francis drake. a six mile hitch and a six mile roadwalk to the (tourist-infested) lighthouse. down to the beach, and 10 miles up to abbott's lagoon. to the trailhead, and roadwalked back to mt. vision, over inverness ridge, to sky camp, and down meadow trail to bear valley, and down the trail to five brooks.
closest estimate based on mileages and some other measuring was about 65 miles over three days. lovely sunny days (with the farallons so clear), cold nights (with a raging full moon all night). a few too many miles on the last day getting back to the car, and a few too many road miles, but it was all in the adventure. had a great time. i love the coastal prairie and beach walking, and didn't mind the road strolling through historic cow pastureland. and the forest is nice, of course. i feel like, other than tomales point, i saw about all there was to see at point reyes.
everything fit in the pack, but i had to tie my R1 flash around my waist. the puff vest took lots of room in the pack, but i kinda needed it as i was pushing my WM bag to below freezing and the extra insulation was nice at night. it was tight in the pack, and i had to compress my bag more than i normally would feel good about, but after i ate down some of the food (i brought a bit too much, since i though i might stretch it to 4 days), it all fit fine.
i used everything i brought except my safety/repair gear and my aqua mira (just used piped water). so i was happy about that. the tom harrison prns map was overkill, and i mostly just used the point reyes PDF trail maps (north and south), but i love maps so i didn't mind bringing it and occasionally looking at it.
water was no worries. carried a bike water bottle AR-style bungeed to the front strap, and used a 2L platypus also on the long stretch from North Beach to Sky Camp. i definitely got a little thirsty here and there, but i'm used to cameling up and carrying the minimum for long stretches so it was fine. but cold piped water sure tastes great!
if i had to rate the campgrounds, i'd call it wildcat 1, coast 2, sky 3, and glen 4. what can i say - i love the ocean...