Monday, September 08, 2014

Coastal Escape

Tim and I (and Pilot and Comet) took a week to drive down the coast to California. It was a beautiful escape that gently nudged us out of our routine and gave us a great opportunity to unwind and relax.

We left on Labor Day and drove across Oregon to have lunch in Florence and then down to Bandon.  We stayed near several sea stacks and that evening took the dogs for along walk on the beach.

The next day we drove down to Trinidad, California, where we spent three nights. On the way we stopped for lunch at Crescent City to see the Sea Lions that hang out at the pier, and then took the scenic route through a Redwood grove.

Trinidad is beautiful.
We rented a house on a cliff overlooking the harbor, and took several long walks (the above is from Trinidad Head, I think) and did a panel on Stone Lagoon. We also loved just watching the water, and Tim spent a lot of time photographing sunsets.

Then we drove down to Mendocino, taking the "Avenue of the Giants" to get there---a beautiful road chock full of Redwoods. We took a short hike and saw them 'close up' which is almost impossible as they are so tall:

See Tim's red shirt there at the bottom?

Mendocino was fun---we took a sea kayak trip through sea caves which was, truly, the most fun I've ever had kayaking.

And there was yarn, but that is for another day.

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