Friday evening, after Steve got off work, we headed out for an adventure. First stop: Bodega Bay. Lovely evening. Very nice lodge.
First thing the next morning, after breakfast and a quick photo or two with the iPhone, we started up Hwy 1 along the coastline of the Pacific Ocean. I just don’t think I’ll ever get tired of this gorgeous place.
A gusty, 52º breeze with just a touch of a nip to it…
A corduroy shirt, wind-proof vest, and heated car seat…
We drove through Bodega Bay, Jenner, Fort Ross, The Sea Ranch, Gualala, Anchor Bay, Point Arena (drive out to see the lighthouse), Elk, Albion, Little River, before ending our first explorations north on the outskirts of Mendocino. We then drove back through the Mendocino redwood forests and the wine country, heading to the 101 back into Sausalito. From the low 50’s along the ocean to the mid 80’s inland, the trip was short but fun.
I had no idea there was a Russian settlement in California (photos included in the slideshow below). And even though this is “the busy season,” Hwy 1 was really very low traffic. In fact, I didn’t see many people the whole day. The campgrounds, however, were all packed and the hotels all full.
Just a quiet, sleepy sort of day on the road.
Enjoy the Hwy 1 (Northern Exploration) slideshow (complete with 30 second video)!