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Mendocino County

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  • Day47

    Mendocino - lovely costal town

    August 8, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 16 °C

    One of the stops today was the little town of Mendocino. A beautiful small town right at the water with little boutiques and small cafes 🥰. We stopped for a little walk, “window shopping” and a nice milkshake. After that we played some cards at the beach for sunset 🌅 before taking of to the wine country 🍷

    Der Stopp unserer Tour hieß heute Mendocino, eine sehr schöne kleine Stadt direkt am Wasser mit vielen kleinen Boutiquen und Cafés 🥰. Nach ein wenig „Fenster-Shopping“, über die Felsen am Wasser entlang spazieren und einem Milchshake, spielten wir noch eine Partie Karten bei Sonnenuntergang 🌅 am Strand, ehe wir uns Richtung vine country 🍷 Healdsburg aufmachten.
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  • Day47

    Costal view drive California

    August 8, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Some impressions of our scenic drive down to Mendocino 🚘😍🌊.

    Einige Eindrücke von unserer Fahrt den CA-1 runter nach Mendocino 🚘😍🌊.

  • Day20

    Fort Bragg - Overtime Brewing

    October 26, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    Spent the morning in the 7000-souls town of Fort Bragg, known for the shredded shoreline of its "glass beach". Before leaving the place, quick stop at Overtime Brewing for a refreshing local 10oz (Amarillo IPA and Bulls "Eye" PA).Read more

  • Day19

    Eureka to Fort Bragg - Windy road!

    October 25, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 21 °C

    On continue la descente ! Mais avant de quitter Eureka, nous prenons le temps de faire des provisions et surtout de la glace pour la glacière ! Le thermomètre a monté brusquement et garder nos légumes et hummus au frais requiert désormais cette précaution (... et en sus ça garde la bière à bonne température...). Nous continuons donc sur la route 101 vers le Sud. L'autoroute est belle et traverse toujours plus de forêts et vallées sous 25°C et un soleil radieux. Le climat devient progressivement plus sec aussi. C'est le moment de laisser la 101 derrière nous : nous bifurquons à l'entrée de la route californienne 1, qui suit la côte jusqu'à San Diego. Et elle commence par 60km de virages serrés à travers la montagne ! Nous atteignons la côte juste à temps pour nous installer en bord de route au soleil couchant. Nous pouvons même suivre un pélican et des loutres chasser la poiscaille sur la plage (inaccessible) en contrebas.

    We keep going down! But before leaving Eureka, we took the time to fill up our cooler with groceries and ice - the latter to ensure that our perishable food does not go gross under the warmer weather, and besides it also keeps the beer cold 😉. We keep driving down the 101 South, the freeway is gorgeous, crossing through miles of forest and cute valleys, under 25°C and a bright sun. The climate keeps getting drier and drier. Then it is time to leave the 101 behind us and turn West on the California 1 road which follows the coastline till San Diego. And it starts with 60 km of windy mountain roads! After this "wheel workout", we reach the coast just in time to catch the sunset and settle for the night on the side of the road. We were lucky to watch a pelican and a couple of others chasing fish by the (inaccessible) beach just down the cliff.
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  • Day42

    Highway 1

    May 12, 2018 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    Hüt hani mi uf de weg in Norde vo Kalifornie gmacht. Am Highway 1 de Küste entlang (wunderschöni Strass!) bis in Standish-Hickey Nationalpark. Da acho hani s‘erst mal sit öppe 12 Jahr es zelt uufgstellt. Hett alles tiptop funktioniert, s‘Dachzelt isch gliich vill eifacher😄.

    Morn gabgi denn mal chli go laufe zwüsched all dene mehrere hundert Jahr alte Redwood Trees.

    Nebst dem bini sit paar täg chli am chränkle, was nöd so praktisch isch da ich die nöchste 4 Nächt bis am Mittwuch am Zelte bin.
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  • Day4

    Indians in California

    January 1, 2019 in the United States ⋅ 🌙 6 °C

    Eigentlich wollten wir ins Indianerreservat, aber da kommen Bleichgesichter nicht rein. Zur Strafe mussten wir chinesisch essen und suchten verzweifelt ein Fotomotiv in einer amerikanischen Kleinstadt.Read more

  • Day49

    CALIFORNIA -- talk to me of Mendocino

    October 17, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 5 °C

    When we left Oregon, we had planned to spend a few days exploring the Napa and Sonoma valleys and drinking wine. However, the terrible wildfires foiled our plans. So, with typical meticulous planning, Tarjei asked, "Remember that Kate and Anna McGarrigle song about Mendocino?" And I said, "I love that song! Let's go there instead!" So we did.

    Mendocino is a tiny town and it was Saturday. Hotels and BnB's were expensive and already full. Mendocino Grove Aging Hippie Campground was the solution. You could pitch your own tent but we chose to rent the "Safari Tent" (the "Retrofitted Airstream" seemed TOO decadent). It had a queen sized bed with beautiful duvet, hot water bottles available for those chilly nights (it did drop down to 4 degrees C). There was a view of the ocean and a morning campfire in the meadow with two kinds of hot porridge, lots of toppings (fresh fruit, real maple syrup, nuts, raisins, goji berries, chia seeds and brewers yeast). The only downside was that Jabba scratched a large hole in the screen door while Tarjei and I went to the central bathroom to brush our teeth. I spent a couple of hours sewing on a new piece of screen, which we brought with us on the trip in case of having to sleep in the car. The dogs slept curled up outside after that.

    We stayed two nights in our comfortable tent. We walked around the pretty little town of Mendocino, which is perched on a little spit of land overlooking the Pacific. I window shopped but bought nothing -- it seems to me that we all have too much "stuff" and no room for more. We ate some great food. We drank local wine and beer. We looked at paintings and crafts and home-made toys.

    Yesterday we packed up and drove along the Anderson Valley which is the wine production area of Mendocino County. It looked a lot like the Okanagan with the arid sandy hills interspersed with beautiful green irrigated rows of vines. We tasted --and bought -- some really good Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel, and even a sparkling Pinot Gris. We bypassed the wildfires -- although we could see the smoke. So sad to think that people were killed because the fire spread so quickly in the winds.

    Now we are at Lake Tahoe and tarjei is itching to get going for the day.
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  • Day73

    Rollercoaster Ride Back to the Coast

    October 14, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 24 °C

    The elevation profile on our map built up the big climb over the hill from Legget to the coast, which actually resulted in it feeling easier than expected. We got a relatively early start so we rode up through shady trees on a quiet winding road with a manageable grade, met Daniel with his surfing trailer and enjoyed the 2000ft descent back down to the coast together. The twisty turney downhill was a definite highlight of the trip so far! We stopped to soak up the coastal beauty at the bottom and met Don who was heading north to visit his son in Arcata and who gave us a bunch of tips for our trip south. It is understandable that everyone encourages us to stay on the coast with views like the ones we had on the sunny ride on highway 1 into Fort Bragg.Read more

  • Day72

    Another Campground Reunion

    October 13, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 27 °C

    We put in a long, hot day gradually climbing for 65 miles through Garberville to get to the Standish Hickey State Park campground, which had an awesome hiker/biker area. We rolled in around 5:30pm and were pleasantly surprised to find a bunch of our cycle touring friends also camped there. We also met Austin and Janie and admired Austin's Xtracycle bike. We went on a "beer run" after dark to the convenience store across the street and Austin demonstrated the passenger option of his bike with Daniel surfing on the back. The next morning we laughed as Neda "smoked" her bike shorts over her biolite to prepare for the day's ride, and said goodbye to Aaron who was heading inland to visit friends while the rest of us headed back to the coast on highway 1.Read more

  • Day74

    Fort Bragg Fog

    October 15, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

    The sunny good times ended when we rolled into Fort Bragg in the fog so we didn't see much on the coastal trail into town as we felt like we were swimming through pea soup. We enjoyed a nice dinner and evening of chatting with our Warmshowers host Tamra, who has recently taken up cycle touring, among many other post retirement activities, and is preparing for an upcoming trip - a very inspiring lady! Unfortunately, Holly had a mysterious stomach bug that kept her up all night so we decided we would take a down day in Fort Bragg, and Tamra let us stay another night to recharge. We wandered around some local shops and went to a theatre and saw The Martian (complete with free popcorn refills for Karl). Karl even managed to find a new front rack and say goodbye to his crippled old rack.Read more

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