Today we decided that we had to get moving. There is still so much to see and so little time remaining. We said our good-byes and headed westward. Lucy, our intrepid GPS unit, routed us on a very narrow and winding back road, but it was a lovely drive. It turns out that we were on the Bohemian Highway, one of the most scenic drives in Northern California. We drove through tall redwoods, rolling hills and interesting communities before turning onto Highway 116 which parallels the Russian River. Finally, we reached Highway 1, where we enjoyed our first view of the Pacific Ocean in several weeks.
|Eye-Catching Sculputes of Three Dogs Among the Vineyards|
We had enjoyed our drive along Highway 1 last year, when we visited San Francisco and Bodega Bay, and the drive today was just as spectacular. Rugged cliffs, crashing waves, twisting turns, and colorful wildflowers were just some of our favorite things along this scenic highway. Unfortunately, we also saw downed trees and other evidence of the powerful storms that hit the coast a few weeks before.
|The Rugged Coast of Northern California|
|Small Inlets and Coves Are More Serene|
|High Cliffs Seem to Extend Forever|
|Waves Crash Against the Cliffs|
|A Few Structures Are Perched Atop the Cliffs|
|Such a Spectacular Coastline|
|A Nice Spot for the Evening|
|More Pretty Wildflowers|