It was another lovely but winding drive west from Boonville along the remainder of Hwy 128, then north on Hwy 1 for our return to the Pacific coast. We were fortunate to be invited to spend some time on the property of friends who live in Fort Bragg. It is so nice not to be staying in an RV park.
So far we’ve enjoyed two days of unusually warm temperatures (70s and 80s) for this area. Yesterday we walked along the coast north of Fort Bragg where we saw flowers, horses, and harbor seals. It’s the first time we haven’t been cold walking along the Pacific.
Today we rode our bikes on a former logging road (now part of the state park system) along the Big River near Mendocino. It was a nice shady ride through a redwood forest but we were swarmed by mosquitoes when we stopped to make an adjustment to my seat. And we unintentionally spooked a horse which caused the woman riding him to fall, but luckily she was not injured.
After our ride we drove through Mendocino and stopped to walk along the headlands. All of the coast is scenic but this was especially so.
And we saw our first migrating whales.
What a view they must have from these homes.
We’re looking forward to exploring this rather remote part of the coast. We sure like what we’ve seen so far.