|Trinidad State Beach|
Our short 75 mile moving day leaving Redcrest, California, continues through the beauty of the forest and along the rolling coast. Heavenly!
|We love our wild neighbors who come by nearly every day.|
|Her fluffiness is happy to have another green yard to relax in.|
|Very comfy with no human neighbors on three sides.|
Across the highway is Dry Lagoon Beach. We make it our first stop on our way to visit Trinidad for fish and chips. The large fog bank, which will hang around for most of our time here, waits off shore.
|Calm view from the Seascape Restaurant. No, that's not a whale spout :-( it's a smudge on the window!|
The natural setting and wild herd make staying home especially enjoyable here. Still, we love getting out to explore the special beauty of the area.
|Many of the cows are close to birthing. In a couple weeks there will be lots of babies!|
|A rare sighting of the fraternity herd in our backyard.|
|They make it clear whose home we're visiting.|
|The fog moves in and out.|
|More rhodies in many colors.|
|This massive rock along the bay is a fantastic variety of unique foliage. All are sculpted tightly around the sides by the wind and water.|
Gold Bluffs Beach is a remote recreational area accessed by a rough, steep, narrow and winding road through a primordial-feeling forest called Fern Canyon. There's a small campground (tents and vans) in the dunes with pounding waves nearby. It must be wonderful for sleeping when the wind isn't howling.
|One of three creeks that cross the road.|
|Sediment from the Klamath River give the bluffs their gold color. Their name is from the miners who came to the area, not the color.|
|Tall sea grass rustles in the wind.|
A day trip to Eureka includes the drive out to Samoa Peninsula. When we were here in 2015 the wild dunes were stunning. Now they are overgrown with the invasive Scotch Broom and (for me) it destroys the natural beauty. We see it everywhere now, covering hillsides and river beds. It's pretty, but is choking out most of the natural foliage.
|Built in 1878 as a life saving station on the peninsula. The Coast Guard took over the property in 1915.|
|Deep undertow churns the surf, looking more like meringue in front of the "normal" waves.|
|Another Beach Babe. |
The RV park is behind the trees.
Although our travels continue north, when we depart on Monday morning we head south. Cummins in Arcata is completing our recall service. We spend nearly seven hours "killing time" in Arcata and Eureka, and I'm very glad we have a short 100 mile drive to our next stop in Brookings, Oregon.
|Eureka has several neighborhoods of vintage homes. Many need a lot of TLC, but several are beautifully restored.|
|The Carson Mansion, home to the Ingomar Club, is a real stand-out a few blocks from the marina.|
|We take the pretty drive to the community of Kneeland where most properties are behind tall wood fences or abandoned. It's a naturally beautiful area but has a bit of a serial killer vibe :-(|
|This on one side with a steep drop off on the other. I'm happy when we get on the other side!|
Arriving at Harris Beach State Park at 7 PM is very late for us. We've only arrived once after dark, and that was our very first night in the rig. It's still light but it takes us three times around to find our site because we don't have a map and the site number is bent over. Although it wasn't a long drive, it's been a very long day and we're glad to be here for a week!