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  • Day18

    Eureka!, CA - Archimede's luck

    October 24, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    What's best after a two-day hike? Stopping at local breweries of course 😉 We paid a visit to Redwoods Curtain in Arcata, CA. Their Apocalyptus hazy IPA and Bear Scare IPA tasted wonderful after our efforts along with a delicious Albacore Bahn Mi. We then stopped at Lost Coast in Eureka, CA and tried their hazy and Indica® IPAs with moderate satisfaction. When we registered at the local casino for staying overnight on its parking lot, we were nicely offered four free rounds of Black Jack, which we swiftly converted into $15. Winner, winner, burger dinner!

    Quoi de mieux après une rando de 2 jours qu'une bonne bière fraîche ? Nous avons rendu visite à Redwoods Curtain à Arcata : leurs Apocalyptus hazy et Bear Scare IPAs nous ont ravi, de même que le Albacore Bahn Mi dégusté (englouti?) avec. La brasserie Lost Coast, à Eureka, avec ses Hazy et Indica® IPAs nous a laissés déçus. Finalement, lorsque nous nous sommes enregistrés au casino local pour pouvoir passer la nuit sur le parking, nous avons eu la bonne surprise de nous voir offrir quatre rounds de Black Jack, que nous avons rapidement convertis en 15 dollars bien réels 😊 Winner, winner, burger dinner !
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  • Day46

    Taking it easy in Eureka and Arcata

    August 7, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Yesterday we arrived in our hotel in Arcata, we’re gonna stay here for two nights to do some organizing and communicating with our friend and family back home 😍. We also wanted to relax a little. We went to the old town of Eureka, walked along the waterfront and had a coffee at a nice artistic cafe. Just a relaxing day for the two backpackers.

    Gestern Abend kamen wir in dem Hotel an, in dem wir nun zwei Tage schlafen werden, um ein bisschen Orga-Kram, Planungen für die nächste Zeit zu schaffen und außerdem mal die Zeit zu nehmen mit Freunden und Familie zuhause zu telefonieren 😍. Zusätzlich wollten wir einfach mal entspannen 😇. Wir wanderten ein bisschen durch die Altstadt von Eureka, liefen den Steg am Wasser entlang und tranken Kaffee im einem kleinen künstlerischen Café.
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  • Day3

    Bridges, Beaches, and Big Ol' Trees

    April 2, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 13 °C

    Knowing our first stint of driving today was a longer one, we loaded up on hearty bagels and coffee at a nice little locals place called Top Dog Coffee Company.

    The cool weather and rain through the forest put Wesley straight to sleep and had Danielle clicking pictures left and right. Placid lakes were around seemingly every turn, deer were in the meadows, and we crossed bridges with low-key architectural swagger before reaching the coast again. There's something about evergreens coming right up to the jagged cliffs that just never gets old.

    About an hour in to our pleasant drive, we stopped for a minute at a beautiful little collection of rocks in the water, but ended up scratching our heads at the information sign for Battle Rock... It starts pretty normal, saying that the park is dedicated to the Native people and pioneer settlers, got it. Then goes on to describe how Congress started giving away Native lands without, you know, telling the Natives. So a group of guys come in and of course are attacked by the Natives for trying to take their land, backing them onto Battle Rock. Then the settlers snuck off in the middle of the night, came back heavily armed with more men, and "established a settlement". We found it strange to celebrate something like that...

    Anyway, half an hour or so down the road, we crossed the beautiful Rogue River Bridge into Gold Beach. Jason's dad let us know that his grandparents had planned to retire there, so we made sure to stop in the little port town for some pictures, smoked salmon, and to feed Wesley. We saw the Mary D Hume gracefully disintegrating into the water after her tenure as the longest serving commercial vessel on the west coast. It was pretty cool being able to see a landmark that, thankfully along with the whaling industry as a whole, will disappear during our lifetimes.

    Just over the next hill, we spent our time enjoying Meyers Creek Beach and the beautiful rock formations scattered throughout the crashing waves. It was such a peaceful beach and our little guy was napping, so we had a chance to relax before continuing on.

    Before we knew it, the state line was upon us and neither of us have been less excited to see the poppy-donning welcome sign. It was a strange feeling not to be excited about returning to our home state, which took a bit of reflection... Regardless, our next stop was in Crescent City, where we didn't plan our visit on the tides again, so the path to the Battery Point Lighthouse was impassable. It was still a beautiful location and gave us a chance to get lunch at SeaQuake Brewing Company. Avocado tacos and cobb salad... so good!

    Back on the road, we headed into the iconic Redwood National and State Parks for our first real taste of Northern California! Breathtaking is an understatement. We could have driven for days through there and not noticed the time go by. Luckily, we did notice a few gangs of elk in the meadows (yes, a group of elk is a gang, look that business up). We popped into Patrick's Point State Park to see the redwoods meet the ocean at some phenomenal promontories.

    After a short stop at Trinidad Bay, we headed into Eureka for the night. Our Airbnb is a 120 year old Victorian house in the heart of town, which should be an experience in and of itself!
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  • Day70

    Arcata and Eureka

    October 11, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☁️ 15 °C

    Our first stop in Arcata was the North Coast Co-op as it had been reccomended to us as an awesome grocery store. We were able to top up all our tiny containers with a huge selection of bulk foods and soaps. We started to feel like we should spend more time in Arcata as we met a bunch of friendly hippies and found a great frozen yogurt place overlooking the town square, but were unable to secure a host on short notice so we settled for a spot between Arcata and Eureka for the night. We awoke in a bank of wet fog the next morning and found that Karl's front rack had cracked again so went into Eureka to try and find a replacement. We didn't have any luck finding a new rack but Holly did get to tour "Old Town" Eureka while Karl did some JB weld magic. By 1pm Karl's bike was ready to ride and the fog had burned off so we headed south once again.Read more

  • Day9


    May 27 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 38 °C

    We left Susanville after a lazy morning and drove straight to Burney Falls. As the temperature reached 38 degrees celcius it was nice cooling down next to a waterfall with a stream directly from the mountains. We took some mandatory photos and drone shots, before moving on. Our next quick stop was in Redding where we had lunch in the form of hotdogs with garlic sauce, roasted garlic, and sweet potato fries with garlic dip - a very nice (and garlicy) lunch! The next hours spent on the road to Eureka was exhausting as the roads felt like they were wrapped tightly around the mountains. During these 3 hours we didn’t see any straight roads, and it didn’t help that trucks were passing by with 80 km/h. After 7h on the road we reached Eureka. As we came closer to the ocean, a sudden fog appeared and the temperature dropped to 15 degrees. Eureka surprised us with dead streets and strange people everywhere. After doing some quick grocery shopping and having dinner we went straight to bed. In total we drove 450km this day.
    Tomorrow: Redwood National & State Parks.
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  • Day3

    Old Town Roasters in Eureka

    February 23, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 4 °C

    A chilly sunny morning, and the right place to get coffee! South to Mendocino!

You might also know this place by the following names:

Eureka, إوريكا, Юрика, اورکا، کالیفرنیا, EKA, ユーレカ, 유리카, युरेका, 95501, Эврика, Јурика, Еуріка, 尤里卡

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