Emerald Dolphin Inn
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TravelPod Member ReviewsEmerald Dolphin Inn Fort Bragg
Decent motel on the main drag. Clean room with fridge & Keurig coffee maker. Building was across street from the office where there was a very minimal continental breakfast in AM.
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Woke up to overcast skies & temps in the 50s. End of 2nd week of road trip.
Best Western offered a huge, hot breakfast buffet.
Continued south of Route 101. Passed huge lumber businesses & saw many trucks hauling logs in the area. Big lumber industry here!
9:30 AM - Sun emerged as we got on The Avenue of the …
... the best backdrop for all we saw and colours the ocean into a beautiful azure blue, with rafts of stunning turquoise where the water is shallow.
Fort Bragg itself is not beautiful. The Glass Beach slightly to the north provided a little fun as we combed the place for interesting pieces for our friend, Sue.
There are actually three glass beaches — all former city trash dump sites — that cough up beautiful sea glass.
We searched for rare ...
... east yesterday. We did get stuck behind a couple of dump trucks for a while until they pulled over to let us pass. On the downhill ride, it was amazing how much you could smell the brakes from these trucks, and you could actually see the smoke coming out of the wheels!
The hotel in Fort Bragg was nothing special, just an overnight. But we decided to see if we could find a good Italian restaurant ...
... Good heavens! Last time we saw that was never; we really must be in a foreign land.
Saturday kicked off with a Bay area group, Spark & Whisper who helped move the crowd's mind and body away from the California heat to a cool, shady place. Patchy Sanders dished up some Irish bluegrass which cruised along like Paddy in a Caddy. Perfect Crime was right up my alley, digging deep into the great American song book of pre-MacDougall Street USA.
Then I ...
... the beach and catch a sunset on the Pacific.
Sunsets on the Pacific are a good reason to be on the left coast. Much better than sunrises on the Atlantic. Who drinks in the morning? So, lots of people and dogs had the same idea. We watched the seal pups play on the incoming tide.
Talked to all the dog people and shared pedigrees. Sadie is full blooded knucklehead. Not ...