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    • Day20

      Earth, Wind and Fire

      October 26, 2019 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

      We spent most of the day driving south stopping occasionally to appreciate the endless beaches. We were happily settled in Bodega Bay making our dinner when we noticed many cars passing. One stopped and told us to "get the hell out of here, and go south!" The town was ordered to evacuate as the extreme winds predicted for the night would likely direct the Kencade Fire burning north towards the coast! Yikes! We drove another 2 hours and settled in Stinson Beach, south of Point Reyes for the night. We hoped to attempt a hike in this region the next day but turns out we could have been roasted ducks.

      Nous avons mis le cap au sud et roulé pendant la majeure partie de la journée, nous arrêtant occasionnellement sur une poignée de plage à n'en plus finir parmi l'infinité d'entre elles qui cisèlent la magnifique côte nord-californienne. Vers la fin de journée, alors que nous attaquions joyeusement la préparation du dîner en bord d'une route a priori peu fréquentée dans les environs de Bodega Bay, une ribambelle de voitures fusa sur la route. L'un des conducteurs ralentit et nous intima "Vous devriez foutre le camp, allez vers le Sud !" Non point la parole d'un local ennuyé par des squatteurs, mais une vraie alerte : une évacuation préventive de la ville face à la menace de propagation du feu de Kencade à la faveur des vents nord-nord-est extrêmes prévus pour la nuit ! Nous rangeâmes fissa notre barda et mirent deux heures de route entre nous et la zone de danger, pour nous arrêter à Stinson Beach, au sud de Point Reyes. Tant pis pour la rando que nous avions prévu, on ne voulais pas finir en poulets boucanés !
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      Traveler

      Love this shot!

      10/29/19Reply
       
    • Day28

      Day 27 - St. Helena to Bodega Bay

      June 22, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

      Nach vielen auf und ab die Pazifikküste erreicht! 70km und schon ist wieder angenehm warm!🤗 Dafür der bekannte Nebel von der Westküste lässt alles ein mystisch wirken. Vermutlich hat Alfred Hitchcock darum hier „The Bird“ gedreht!!🤔Read more

      Traveler

      It was great to meet you. I hope the rest of your visit goes well. Good luck!

      7/4/22Reply
       
    • Day4

      Day 3 - Bodega Bay

      August 15, 2022 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

      Couple of hours in Bodega Bay (no crazy birds)
      Left Amy, Alex, Lauren, Alberto and Zoe drinking beer and eating calamari.
      Jon & Will take kids for a hot dog and ice cream.
      Amy, Dylan and Will take back country route back to InnRead more

    • Day6

      Botega Bay

      May 21, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 26 °C

      Heute folgen wir dem HGW 1 nach Norden

      Küste und Kurven, eine Bekanntschaft mit der örtlichen Rennleitung vom Schnittlauch e.V. habe ich auch gemacht 🤗 der war aber gut drauf- zum Glück 🍀

      Hitchcock Alfred hat hier die 🦅 🐦 gedreht

      Einen alten Harley Haudegen haben wir hier getroffen
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      Rosmarie Weißer

      tolle Bilder-weiterhin viel Spaß

      5/22/17Reply
       
    • Day20

      San Francisco II

      July 21, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 25 °C

      Day 19: At 5:30 I was awakened by a sweeper.
      I drove the car to the sea side and got ready for the day.
      California needs a Californian vehicle. So I exchanged the car today.
      With the new one I got to the downtown of San Francisco, washed some clothes and ate lunch at a San Francisco style diner.
      After all I went to the northern side checking the beach and area around it.
      The whole day I was extremely tired because I slept just about 4 hrs last night.
      Later I continued to Bodega Bay passing the Golden Gate Bridge. On the way I recognized that driving in the direction of western sea side while sunset is not that best decision 🙈 But the view of the sunset after I arrived was pretty cool!

      San Fran diner ✔
      Took some San Fran photos ✔
      Driving over Golden Gate Bridge ✔
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      Traveler

      What's a California vehicle. Low Emission ? Toyota Prius ?

      7/22/17Reply
      Traveler

      The same (Nissan) in grey 🙈 Looks much better than in black!

      7/23/17Reply
       
    • Day77

      Wonderful Hosts in Bodega Bay

      October 18, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

      We were lucky to be hosted in Bodega Bay by Brook and Orion, friends of Claudia and Sofie who we had stayed with in Squamish. After lunching at the Fishetarian (yummy chowder in a breadbowl!), we headed up to their place. We immediately started talking excitedly with them about adventuring and life on the road, including their past trip through-hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, and spending over five years travelling around the western states in their van exploring, hiking and living a minimalist life - which they still do even back at home. Brook is a very keen birder, and she told us about all the different rare birds that pass through Bodega Bay. Before we knew it, it was super late, so we decided to stay another day to chat more with them, and catch the Canadian election results the next evening in a place with internet. The next morning we poured over maps with Orion, planning a route from the coast to Yosemite, where we hope to go after San Francisco. We got a tour of Sonoma county that afternoon (documented in the post 'Sonoma County Tour') and were thrilled with the resulting fruit and veggie 'harvest'. We made sure to get a photo of the four of us off their deck with the beauitful view of Bodega Bay behind us before hitting the road again.Read more

    • Day169

      Bodega Bay, California State

      November 13, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 15 °C

      Bodega Bay was to be our base for visiting Point Reyes seashore park. We stayed at Bodega Dunes state campground for four days. The town is very picturesque and there are a couple of restaurants/bars overlooking the bay. We had drinks in some over our short stay here, but not the food as was quite pricey. Our first visit down to Point Reyes and the weather was very overcast, we chatted with the guy in the visitor centre and decided to head to Limantour beach. Visibility was poor, but the walk was very quiet and peaceful and we enjoyed a fascinating game of throw the tennis ball in the sea and watch it wash back in again... In the evening we drove down to the local bar and a couple started chatting with us, turned out he was a captain of a boat and said he would leave us a crab behind the bar for the following evening. The next day we headed back to Point Reyes because we wanted to visit the lighthouse. The drive up to the lighthouse was long, but with a beautiful clear day we got views along Reyes beach to the north. We saw lots of deer roaming the headlands around the lighthouse. After an hour or so we headed along to the Chimney Rock trail, but first we had to check out Elephant Seal lookout and this has to be one of the highlights of the US west coast. We spent around half hour watching the elephant seals swimming, sleeping, play fighting and messing about on the beach. We also saw a pelican and turkey vultures, but we saw the latter all the way down the California coast. When we eventually got to the end of the Chimney trail, we could just about see the top of the Golden Gate Bridge. While looking at the gate a huge helicopter came over the cliff and pulled a wrecked speed boat out of the sea, what a sight that was. Tiredness was coming so we decided to head north again, but we really fancied a beer and heard the town of Point Reyes was cool. We sat down at the bar/saloon. The barman puts an amber beer in front of Maddie and an IPA beer in front of me and says 'Charles had that one and Camilla had that one' for a few moments I thought, hmm what! Then Maddie said 'he's not wrong, look up there' I looked up and saw three photos of Prince Charles and Camilla on a visit in 2005 to the bar. Was really cool. We drank up and headed back up to Bodega to get our crab, only to find the place closed for a private function! Very annoying. Eventually it was time to hit the road again and head to San Francisco!Read more

    • Day6

      Die Pazifikküste

      August 15, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ☀️ 23 °C

      Heute fahren wir auf dem Highway 1 die Küste entlang nach Norden.Bald kurvt die Straße in engen Serpentinen an schwindelerregenden Abgründen entlang hoch hinauf in die Berge, bald stürzt sie kopfüber hinunter zum Strand. Mal sehen wir die Hand vor Augen nicht im dicken Küstennebel, mal erfreut uns kalifornischer Sonnenschein. Unser gutes Wohnmobil quietscht und rumpelt und eiert. Zwischendurch immer wieder spektakuläre Blicke auf die Küste.Read more

    • Day28

      Highway Number One

      July 23, 2015 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 18 °C

      Von den Redwoods geht es weiter nach Süden. Nach einer etwas lauten Nacht auf einem kostenlosen Rastplatz geht es auf den Highway Number One. Hierfür biegen im Landesinneren von einer zweispurigen Straße ab und fahren über einen Bergpass ohne Leitplanken, der im Winter gesperrt ist. Was mit unserem 4 m hohen und 7 m langen Gefährt ein -im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes- riesen Spaß ist. Außerdem knackt unser Truck bergauf spielend die 30 l/100 km Marke und unsere Tankplanung kommt ein wenig ins schleudern. Am Meer angekommen fahren wir bei super schönem aber kalten Wetter an der felsigen Küste entlang. Nach einem Besuch im viel besungenen Hippie-Städtchen Mendocino meinen wir dann wieder Übernachtungskosten zu sparen und nehmen nicht den Campingplatz für 35 Euro sondern fahren um 19 Uhr weiter in Richtung eines kostenlosen Campgrounds. Zum 2. Mal auf unserem Trip finden wir ihn nicht und landen dann auf einem noch teureren Wohnmobilpark. Das ging in die Hose. Wenigstens ist der Platz super ausgestattet und halbwegs schön.

      Am nächsten Tag fahren wir ein paar Meilen und suchen eine schönen Naturcampingplatz am Meer. Leider ist dieser voll und wir bekommen einen Platz auf dem Overflow für freche 35 Dollar. Wieder kein Meerblick. Dafür steht neben uns ein super nettes Pärchen mit ihrer kleine Tochter. Wir kommen sofort mit Kyla und Mark ins Gespräch und sitzen, nachdem die Kinder im Bett sind bis um 2 am Lagerfeuer und trinken Wein. Am nächsten Tag kennt Elli wieder keine Gnade und weckt uns pünktlich auf. Während wir frühstücken sitzt Elli bei Kyla und Mark und spielt mit deren Tochter Sunny und dem Hund und hat einen riesen Spaß. Hunde und andere Kinder sind grade das Größte und dann auch noch in Kombination... ui ui ui.

      Nach einem kurzen kostspieligen Einkauf in einem auf dem Weg gelegenen Outlet übernachten wir in der Nähe von San Fransisco. Wir merken gleich, dass wir in die Nähe einer Großstadt kommen und zahlen doppelt soviel wie sonst.
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      Traveler

      Kleiner Größenvergleich

      8/1/15Reply
       

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