Vacation – Day 5!

Day 5 – From coastal artist community to redwood-forest kitsch

We began our day with a ramble through the Mendocino headlands, followed by blueberry Danish and fresh eggs from the chicken coop (poor chickies). Seriously, we really want to move to Mendocino.

It’s beautiful. This was the view from the garden of the Bed & Breakfast we stayed at (though our “farm retreat” was two blocks up from the main building).

There’s a music festival starting tomorrow, and the tents are already set up.

The architecture is simple and lovely. Everything is peaceful and you can walk on the beach undisturbed by other people.

We clambered down some rocks and found tidepools.

After strolling around town some more, we headed north… and before long found ourselves in densely forested redwoods.

I don’t know why, but these woods seem to be a haven for all kinds of kitsch. This store was representative.

The forests are full of God, though, apparently.

Still, it was a beautiful drive, though naturally it felt worlds apart from the coastal highways.

Luckily we’re back to the coast now, and tomorrow will head into Oregon! We’re spending the night in Crescent City at a perfectly nice motel, the Lighthouse Inn, getting our rest in preparation for another long drive tomorrow.

I don’t know how I am ever going to get through all these photos after I get back.



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