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So, we are overnighting in a little place called Willits, in northern California. What a ride we had today!
Left Monterey in the warm sun and drove along Hwy 101 next to the sand dunes and the beach, then passed miles and miles of low-growing crops: artichokes, strawberries, cabbage, squash, pumpkin heading into clouds with dark …
... 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 took a ride to Fort Bragg on the coast to go to Glass
Beach, well known for sea glass. Many years ago it used to be the town dump,
long since cleaned up but the ocean is still turning sea glass. Had fun picking and even got Bruce to pick
also. It was a beautiful spot and on the
way back to the car we saw a doe with two fawns. We ...
... her wonderful mix of feistiness, elegance and exquisite vocals for 55 years. She has marched alongside Martin Luther King Jr., sang happy birthday to Nelson Mandella, tirelessly organised resistance to war from Vietnam on, and publically praised The Dixie Chicks for speaking out against President Bush and the whole Iraq thing.
This was our first ever Joan Baez covert and she was in fine company and voice. From Diamonds and Rust, to her ...
... a redwood forest, out the other side to a river running the a mountain ravine, back through another forest to the ocean, and on and on.
We arrived at our motel about when we anticipated, around 8:30. Andy did dog duty while I went to grocery for rotisserie chicken dinner. The rest of the evening was spent blogging and watching the movie "Ted".
Song of the Day: "From the Morning" Nick Drake