Tuesday we took a ride up the coast to visit Fort Ross. Imagine our surprise to find it CLOSED! State budget cut backs was their story; only open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It was fun to walk around the outside of the walls and peak through the cracks in the timbers; still, kinda disappointing!
This old eucalyptus tree has the best bark designs.
The Naked Ladies were blooming all along the coast.
Seals (or sea lions?) soaking up sketchy sunshine at the Russian River.
Bodega Bay is perfect climate for succulents. This one was on the patio of a cafe in Jenner. If you visit, be sure to check out the gardens at the Entrance to Doran Beach.
We ran into Genevieve at Goat Rock; and then she turned up in our camp to Wright's Beach too.
It was great to see the sun turn the ocean blue on Wednesday while we explored the little town of Bodega Bay. But even better were the giant waves we found at Wright's Beach when we returned to camp mid-afternoon.
Looking back at Wright's Beach from Duncan Landing, just at far right of the pic is S's rig and mine is across from hers but out of the shot. (I almost got blown away when I climbed up on this bluff!)
Two hours of walking in the heavy sand and crazy wind wiped me out so I almost missed the sunset that evening. Rushing out to catch the last rays I found S, Crissy and Abbey on the beach enjoying (ok, it 'was' kinda cold) a last walk before we headed home Thursday morning.