In April of this year, I went on a road trip to California from Washington. I drove down the Oregon Coast and the California Coast before reaching my destination, San Francisco. As I drove down, I saw some crazy beautiful beaches and ocean views and tried some crazy food--mashed potato cones--and had a blast. My adventure brought me from New Port to Coos Bay to Fort Bragg to Mendocino. Hey, its all about the journey!
I love the ocean, and these beautiful views from the highway were so stunning that I simply had to stop. At one point on the highway, a short distance from a town in Oregon where I would stop for dinner, I came to a place on a cliff were a man stood taking photographs on a tripod. I asked him what he was photographing and he replied, "Whales." I was astounded! I had never seen whales before, but as I watched, I saw several spouts of water from blow-holes, backs of whales and even tails. These gentle giants are so calm and peaceful in the water, beautiful creatures swimming in the sea. Even from such a distance, I felt so connected to them swimming there. I was completely awe-inspired.
About a half hour later, I arrived in Florence, OR for dinner and ate at Bridgewater, which was very delicious. Then I continued down to Coos Bay for the night.
Next stop: Mendocino, CA. There I had an okay lunch, a fine cookie, and a delicious coffee at Good Life Café and Bakery. They had a beautiful display of ceramic spheres hanging from the ceiling that I loved, but were way out of budget--and how do you bring home a ceramic orb with spikes all over it? After enjoying the quirky little town, I drove to a viewing area and photographed the gorgeous ocean below.
"Life is either a great adventure or nothing."