Emerald Dolphin Inn
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I've never been so happy to leave a hotel. This place was a DUMP.
We stopped by Point Reyes national park for some (more) good views, but mostly just enjoyed the scenery along route 1.
The dogs are doing well, as is the camper. We're happy Caspar is getting the help he needs, but sad to see him go.
We found a neat campsite with a beautiful ocean view (Caspar beach rv park), and settled for the night. Campfire w/ BBQ and beer. Life is good.
... there was a fresh water stream coming to the ocean. It was beautiful and wild. Haystacks are not found at all on the east coast and reminded me of the desert rock formations that jut randomly from the earth. The coast line was frequently muted by mist and made me wonder how many days the sun actually shines there, since we didn't really see much of it. But it created a wonderful moodiness to the landscape.
Moving from ...
We went through the Smith part of the Redwood National Forrest and then on down the main Redwood Forrest where we took pictures of largest redwood 222.2 feet in diameter and originally 300 feet high. Spectacular. Then to Fort Bragg after a hair raising trip over 2 mountains on US 1001. In Fort Bragg we had difficulty finding a motel to spend night. Found one but expensive.
We decided to write down all the things we wanted to do in our last few weeks in California so we would leave feeling we'd done almost everything.
The main one was a road trip north this time, to see the redwood forests and go hiking, as well as seeing some more beautiful coastline. Kyra had loads of great advice of places to go and we started by spending a day with her in Marin county, hiking on Mount Tamalpais and spending time on the beach in a hippie town called Bolinas. ...
... than willing to tell you where the fish are biting and what they are biting on. Even the crusty old shop owner limps over and digs through bins of junk to find the very part you need. It's very refreshing compared to the "eye aversion" technique that prevails when passing strangers in the city.
Other than the sea lion that lives in the marina that's about all there is to this chapter in our little saga. About that sea lion ... according to ...