June 17, 2010
Twisty-Turny Hwy 1...Day 27
Yesterday I didn't have internet access and I was not happy about it. It was such a long driving day, though, it was probably Providence that I couldn't blog last night. I really needed to sleep.
We started off leaving San Francisco by way of the Golden Gate Bridge and headed happily into Marin County. Twisty-turny, hairpin-windy roads started out our trip up California Hwy 1, then Hwy 101, and didn't let up until 327 miles later at Crescent City, at the very north of California. I was pretty wiped from all the heavy concentration driving, so Lisa was kind enough to take the wheel for the last leg of the journey...in the dark. We didn't check into our hotel for the night until close to midnight. Yeah.
For all the twisty, turny driving, we were rewarded with some of the most stunning views in all the continental US. The beautiful turquoise blue Pacific was at her best yesterday, basking in the California sunshine. No photograph can adequately portray the breathtaking beauty that is the coast of the Pacific Ocean...period. We stopped at pull-outs and overlooks revealing rocky shores, crashing waves and untouched sandy coves. We marveled at giant Redwoods that started to show up near the end of our trek and ate at a terrific little BBQ place in Gualala called Bones Roadhouse. And we sought out lighthouses; we saw the Point Reyes Lighthouse, Point Arena Lighthouse, Point Cabrillo Light, and ended with Table Bluff Lighthouse (pictured below).
To be continued...