Monday, July 7, 2014

Pacific life in Bodega Bay

Well, July 3rd, 8:30 pm we arrived at the Pacific Coast, gathered our water/sand samples to add to the Atlantic water/sand sample.

Together on the beach, we did it. C2C US50 complete.

Surprisingly the air is cool here in the coast, yet less than a mile inland the temps are near 100. Everything rusts quickly here on the coast with the constant wind blowing salt air in from the ocean. Dennis showed us numerous examples of metal object now rendered useless in a few short years if left outside on the coast. Yet wood and timber last for years and years.

Looking up the coast north from the house

The view to the south from the house.

Dave left us to go stay with his in-laws in Sacramento. We will link up for the return ride in a few days. Rudy and I worked on our rigs this morning, changing oil, mounting new tires, adjusting linkage and tightening bolts and nuts. Then we went for a ride in the neighborhood. Dennis's "neighborhoood"" consists of tight-twisting narrow 18 percent grade roads through hilly farmland, small villages and old redwood forests. The temps ranged from the low 60's to high 90's. It is amazing how hot it is just a short distance from the coast. That Pacific breeze really cools things off. Everybody here repeats the Mark Twain quote: "The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco".

A slight grade of 18 percent....... make sure your brakes are working before attempting this narrow road: no center line, blind curves and out of town tourist traffic.

Winding roads up and down through a redwood forest

Sea lions sun bathing on a sandbar at the Russian River inlet.

Saturday ended back at Bodega Bay, where Rudy and I smoked our celebratory cigars I carried from Texas.
 
Nite Da'mit

 

2 comments:

  1. Congratulations!!!! What a trip!!! Looking forward to reading the book :)

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