It took us over six years to make our first trip to
the Sonoma/Mendocino coast. The beauty of this coast can hardly be captured
in photos. Especially the many wildflowers made the landscape quite lovely.
Russian River Gulch
We reached the coast traveling from Sebastopol
along the Russian River. The views are just breath taking.
Fort Ross was a Russian fort in the 1800
Salt Point State Park
In the Salt Point State Park you find
the remains of a big wildfire.
Point Arena Lighthouse
Point Arena is a small town and the location
of a prime lighthouse.
At the gate of the Point Arena Lighthouse
we found the racoon first and then the sign. Very beautiful animals
but they probably get fed by people a lot.
In Point Arena
Mendocino is worth a travel. Besides
the normal tourist attractions you may find quite a few alternative
Spring was everywhere.
Coastline near Elk
Elk was one of our favorite spots.
Cove at Elk
Turkey Vultures were the dominating
birds. They fly close to the driving cars (we saw even one killed
on the road).
One characteristic are the wooden rotten
fences along Hwy. 1.
Fish Rock at Gualala
We stayed during our trip in Gualala.
Tree at Cliff
After three nights we had to say good
bye. We plan already our next visit.