Castaway By the Sea
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Nothing open in Eureka for breakfast, so headed north to Arcata. Chanced upon a little coffee shop that seemed to service university students and professors. It had only been open 3 weeks. Got to read a local university newspaper called the Mad River Union which featured many articles on the availability of magic mushrooms in the Humboldt County area, how to take them, and likely effects. (See photo) Many great scenic spots along the ...
... every 5th or 6th property (lot or house) had a sign. Still some good deals down there but with all the emergency preparedness we've been involved with for years I can't imagine living there in fear of a tsunami that would be pretty devastating with one road out and access to that one road might be next to impossible....
Biggest lesson learned the first day was don't tip the Chlorophyll in the fridge-- it leaks ...
... possible for me to go. Without such a great team how could I have the confidence to leave my business for so long and not worry? (Best wishes to Denise at work and Stephen who have been through hell whilst I have been away but are out the other side now).
To Ali for not worrying and looking after everything at home and as they say at the award ceremonies to everyone else I have forgotten, I hope you enjoyed sharing a bit of our adventure.
... OK now I will put to the test everything you have learned"
Apart from the brutal heat of Utah this was one of the toughest.
The GPS route was wrong and for large parts of the day there was no mapping at all. I re-routed maybe 20 times.
Add to that I was on my own. Although it was not the remoteness of Utah or New Mexico, it was still a bloody long way off the beaten track to walk after a puncture or broken leg.
At one point I turned around ...
... was in 1852 when survivors of the Captain Lincoln shipwreck established Camp Castaway until they and their cargo were rescued. There has been a permanent settlement on Coos Bay since 1853. Prior to 1915 the community was largely isolated due to the difficulties of crossing the Coast Range and the many rivers so the Pacific Ocean was their primary avenue of transportation. The two day sail to San Francisco was much preferred to traveling inland ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed