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Sep 5, 2011 - Cliffdriving home

Monday morning we reluctantly broke camp and headed home. Our drive took us back the same way we came, at least as far as Jenner. But from there we continued down the coast and took the route home through Bodega Bay. Visibility was good today, and we could see the ocean all the way. In these photos you can see the cliffs on the west side of Highway 1. One mistake and it's a l-o-n-g way down to the water - so we're always glad to get past this stretch when we have to drive this road!

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Sep 4, 2011 - The Great Abalone Hunt

Sunday: The abalone divers got out and under way about 10:00 AM and most of the party followed them north to Fisk Mill Cove to help and/or watch. We were in the latter category. Parking is on the highway and it’s a good hike in through the woods, carrying all the equipment. This includes three kayaks, several inner tubes, wet suits and all the weight belts and tools for prying the critters off the rocks. We carried our cameras. Getting down the steep trail to the beach was no easy task, but they managed it and the divers were soon putting...

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Sep 3, 2011 - Pygmy Forest Huckleberries!

Saturday: Salt Point State Park is much larger than I remember it from years ago. The state has added to the park and it now covers an area of nearly ten square miles. It takes it’s name from the coastal promontory west of Highway 1, but the park stretches inland to include hundreds of acres of forest and grassland prairie east of the highway. Today we hiked to one of the park’s most unique features, the Pygmy Forest. The Pygmy Forest lies high in the hills, and the 1+ mile hike up to it is steep in places. But the trail is good and there...

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Sep 2, 2011 - Salt Point

Salt Point State Park is a coastal gem, and the park’s brochure describes it as follows: “About 90 miles north of San Francisco, Salt Point State Park rests majestically on one of several jutting promontories off State Highway One. This 6,000 acre park - which includes one of California’s first underwater parks - has breathtaking views of offshore rocks, a thundering, boisterous surf, and unforgettable sunsets. On California’s north coast winters are mild and wet, with average temperatures in the low 40s. Cool and foggy summer days average...

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