Patti and I decided to take a ride to the coast yesterday.
We are so fortunate to live in an area where in about an hour you can be on the coast or you can be in the mountains depending on which direction you drive.
We worked our way through town until we got on to Hwy. 116. We followed 116 through the village of Forestville
and continued on through Pocket Canyon.
We across the Russian River on the Guerneville bridge
We drove through
and continued on along Hwy. 116.
We drove the couple miles north to the town of Jenner by the Sea. We didn’t see Bob’s car in the parking lot. The plan was to have lunch at Jenner but there were so many tourist’s there that we couldn’t find a parking spot.
We decided to head south to Bodega Bay and have lunch at the Tides.
For those of you who don’t know; Bodega bay and the Tides were featured in the Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Birds”.
Driving down the coast is always beautiful.
It was pretty windy and the surf was up.
We drove past all the little tourist shops along the road
and eventually arrived at the Tides. It’s the building behind the sign.
Patti took a picture of this whale jaw bone
and some of the fishing fleet.
Here are some of the local gulls waiting for some scraps.
We went in to check out the restaurant and decided that we didn’t want a $50 lunch so we ate at the snack bar.
Patti had clam strips and chips. I had prawns and chips.
While we were there we watched some wind surfers playing in the bay.
After lunch we bought a pint of clam chowder to take home for dinner.
While we were having lunch we decided to head back home through Guerneville with a stop at the Monte Rio boat launch to see if Bob’s car was there. The car was not there so we decided to check at his house again.
Bob’s gate was still closed but he was home.
We visited with Bob for a couple of hours and then headed for home.
We ate the chowder for dinner and it was excellent.
Okay that was our trip to the coast. It was a good day.