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Today was a bit different, as the focus was away from the ocean and further inland. We arose this morning and got breakfast at some west coast IHOP/Waffle House clone called The Apple Peddler. It was a quite serviceable diner style breakfast.....no dungeness crab omelets today. It was meat and potatoes or french toast. Then we were headed south.
Our first stop was out on the wharf in Crescent City. I had heard the seals ...
... of the Hotel, another delicious meal of salad, fish, veggies and cheesecake for dessert. We presented our new friend, Dave, with his Junior Ranger badge and a card signed by his fellow Road Scholars. He was delighted!
Tomorrow our wonderful California National Parks Medley tour would come to an end. But then as they say, all good things must.
... and exhausted. Great news for us. The people in #17 were leaving and it was the perfect spot for us. There is a large shady area under some redwoods to place the tents, then the picnic and fire area for the rest of our area.
One funny moment that unfortunately I did not get on film was Robert carrying the our huge REI Base Camp 6 tent on his back to our new campsite. (This new tent is quite large so quite a sight!)
... the first settlers into California in 1806 across the mountains. We drove through the Avenue of the Giants - giant redwood trees lining the road on either side for about 30 miles. We stopped for a few pictures but it's hard to get the scale of just how huge these trees are and many of them not that old. But we were saving ourselves up for the 'Chandelier Tree' - this is the tree in a place ...
... height: 275 ft, diameter: 21 feet, circumference 64 feet.
Afterwards, we elected not to take advantage of the Shrine's bonus attractions (other than to peer out the window at them). One of these is the Drive-On Tree, which is a ramp made up from a tree that fell over and probably then was heavily sanded down. Presumably you can drive up it, park and then go take a picture that looks like some car advert.
Then there is the Children's Step-Thru Stump, ...