Northern California

Trip Start Mar 28, 2012
Trip End May 24, 2012

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Travel Inn Fortuna
Read my review - 3/5 stars

Flag of United States  , California
Saturday, May 12, 2012

The fog that was rolling in from the Pacific yesterday evening had thickened during the night. We abandoned a quick photo raid on Lombard Street and held it over until our return visit in a week or so. The Golden Gate Bridge was ethereal in its beauty and it like riding any other bit of Freeway - a pity.

We pressed on northwards following CA1 - the Pacific Coast Highway.Ostensibly our trip is following this route from LA to Seattle and back again. Today this became impractical for three reasons:
  • There were dozens of cyclists on the road slowing down traffic.
  • It was foggy and not much could be seen.
  • Too many other drivers seemed to be of the variety that only come out once year!
Our progress was too slow and we decide to head inland and pick up the parallel US Route 101. It took me 10 minutes to cross the traffic and join the crawling queue northwards. Eventually it did relax and the further north we progressed in California the less traffic we encountered.

Eventually we reached the Giant Redwood (Sequoia) Forest and enjoyed exploring some more of these very gentle and endearing giants. We visited the famous drive-thru tree and enjoyed many others on our tour. we decided to take a detour through Honeydew and Petronia and on to Ferndale. Eventually we got to Fortuna where we will stay then night at the Travel Inn motel. I will sleep very well tonight.
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