Monday, June 19th … Day 44 … Well this ride took us west up and over the coastal mountains, another thrill ride, this time it was 2 lanes, narrow 5-10 mph, steep grades, in out and around for 22 miles pulling the trailer, carefully maneuvering every bend in the road, no breakdown lane or shoulder, just a white line. All this time holding the trailer from creeping into the other lane and become lunch for the next logging truck! Crazy? ... Yes! … but well worth it. We arrived on California Scenic Route 1 far enough north to avoid the normal traffic. We went from 103 yesterday to 62 degrees today! Many parks and beaches to choose from and we ended up at the Russian Gulch State Park, before venturing out Carol made us a lunch and coffee, grabbed our sweatshirts and sat at a picnic bench overlooking the bluff, absolutely gorgeous, talked with some fellas that were donning their wet suits to dive for Abalone, pretty cool I’d say! We stayed up on the top of the rocky cliffs, following different trails. Waves crashing, wind blowing and wild flowers blooming, nature was putting on a 5 star performance today. We noticed the divers(snorkeling) in the coves, they later showed us their catch and said that it was getting a little too rough to continue(too rough to start if you ask me). Off we go heading north on route 1 only to run into another ridiculous driving adventure, single lanes on cliff sides due to ongoing landslide repairs… don’t look up or down! Pretty worn out when we arrive in Humboldt, the campground is situated along the avenue of giants, a wonderful campsite with giant redwoods towering above blocking out almost all sunlight. Hungry and tired, we fed them both………………
The Russian Gulch State Park, CA.
No, we do not miss the television .... watched the divers live!
Abalone for dinner anyone?