On the road - Day 1
Trip Start May 31, 2011
14Trip End Jun 23, 2011
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Driving from Windsor CA or Eureka CA
Besides the redwoods and the amazing drive, we managed to catch a few little attractions.
The Chandelier Tree in Leggett, CA is a tree you can drive through - barely. We had to close the mirrors on the car and go through at 2kms an hour but it was definitely a sight to see. The tree itself is 315ft tall, 2ft wide and a max of 2400 years old. From memory, the were carved out to allow wagons to pass through many, many years ago
Another stop was the teeny-tiny town of Navarro with it's 67 residents. We stopped at the general store which had some very interesting carved statues which were carved by a local artist. We quickly found out that carved statues were high popular in all the towns along the Redwood Hwy.
We passed a stop called Legend of Bigfoot. I didn't get much of a chance to ask many questions but there were some great items made from wood, all of which I desperately wanted but doubted they'd be allowed in the country at customs.
It's great what you find on the road, which was the whole point of this trip.
Just in case I can't do it, I am having a flurry of issues with loading pictures via the apad. I have managed to get them onto myfacebook, so am hoping I'll be able to link the 2 up somehow. If not, it will just a lovely surprise when we get home.