The Shelter Cove Oceanfront Inn
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... needles with tight spikes that conserve moisture, due to little evaporative surface. The lower branches, on the other hand, produce flat needles in order to catch additional light through the thick canopy of branches.
These trees have shallow root systems that extend over one hundred feet from the base, intertwining with the roots of ...
... a better sense of the forests and these incredible trees, some of which are over 1000 years old. We continued our ride through the park and stopped for lunch at a very quirky cafe in Redcrest located beside a treehouse that resided within the base of a redwood - all a bit touristy but gives you some sense of their size. The cafe owner was far more interesting. S/he reminded us both of Kathy Bates from Misery - ...
... our SUV to make sure we could actually make it.) I have to say I'm glad we did. It brought on a kind of child like excitement to drive through one of these things. Carla was so keen she actually got me to reverse the car out again so that she could drive through it as well. I guess at the end of the day we are just big tourists. Anyway with that task completed we headed on towards San Franciso. A city both of us were really keen to ...
Up at the crack of dawn, (some people were not impressed with this), we efficiently pack up our gear and hop in the cars. Next stop, Stout Grove: a small trail through some massive redwoods and equally impressive scenery. We make our way to the campgrounds exit only to find the gate open and no one in sight, so free night of camping? This day is starting off great. The short drive to Stout Grove took no time at all and soon enough we were frolicking underneath ...
... slipped off the huge log into the river. Caterpillar rescue!!
So I ran along the rest of the tree to the bank and jumped down the rocky side to the waters edge. I could see the little fellow floating by but he was too far away! AP threw me a long stick which I managed to hold out for him to grab on and as he did I whisked him to safety. Phew! Feeling rather heroic we then made our way back to camp to cook some grub in our lovely woodland ...