And so, we picked up where we left off on U.S. 101 which is becoming quite beautiful now after more than 700 hot, dry miles from southern California.
|Close to the coastline here, the fog hangs low.|
Daytime temperatures for the next week in this region are low to mid 60's and nights about 10 degrees cooler. Some of our northward ride takes us along the coast and among the California redwoods.
|Lady Bird Johnson Grove and Redwoods National and State Parks are along our U.S. 101 route today.|
|Upon seeing an "Elk Warning" sign, I grabbed the camera just in time to catch a shot of this group on the roadside.|
Our destination: Crescent City, about 20 miles south of the Oregon state line. Crescent City, California is named for the crescent shape of the stretch of beach here. The Redwoods National Park is headquartered here and it is home to one of the oldest lighthouses on the California coast: Battery Point. That will be covered in a later post when we've had time to visit it.
|The gargantuan redwood tree on the other side of our site is one of the prettiest I've ever seen.|
|Part of the Crescent City beach area.|
|Probably the best seal picture I've gotten|
As for the weather, it is perfect. Every day's forecast is about the same... sunny and clear with low 60's in the daytime, low 50's at night. This will be hard to beat.