Today we woke up bright and early and headed North out of San Francisco. We are driving as far North as Arcata CA, a distance of 555 KM ( 345 miles )
Crossing the Golden Gate Bridge at 7:30am it was very foggy and rainy.
US 1 is the Pacific Coastal Highway and it winds and twist, rises and drops all along the sea shore as you head north. The views are spectacular and we pulled off several times to get photos.
We stopped for lunch in Fort Bragg CA and after lunch we went for a short walk to Glass Beach. This beach used to be the garbage dump for Fort Bragg, all the garbage was tossed down here and it would wash out to sea. What remains is the little bits and pieces of glass that have been worn and polished by the sea. Of course Fort Bragg does not dump their garbage into the ocean anymore.
North of Fort Bragg CA, the road continues to hug the coastline.
North of Garberville CA we entered a 30 mile stretch of road that is known as “The Avenue of the Giants” These are the famous giant redwood trees of California. Some of these trees are 1800 years old.
We actually drove the car through one of the trees. There was an inch to spare on each side of the mirrors.
More photos of The Avenue of the Giants.
We arrived in Arcata CA and tomorrow we will awake early and head for Seaside Oregon.
To see all of our photos from today, you can click on my FLICKR site.
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