We went through the Redwoods, and decided to take the scenic routes. Which turns out to be dirt roads but it got us to the really interesting trails. Here we are in the Redwoods where a ‘branch’ blew down. I think I would not want to be here during a storm.
We were here at 5 pm until sunset, though with the trees 300 feet above you it feels a lot more like dusk all the time. However, it can produce some interesting light effects in combination with nature. Light and trees, two of my favorite things.
Linda was astounded at how our van just seemed to suck up the dirt. But made the best of it.
We then took an old WWII radar station road which overlooked the bluffs and rocks of the Redwoods beaches.
We made it into Eureka for the night, which has a significant ‘old town’ from 1890’s. We didn’t know that but decided to detour before doing a marathon driving session down to San Fran. The Arts building styles itself in the older style. The back is a arts based mural.
There are about 4 blocks of 1890’s original historic buildings, made from some Gold boom, which are now used as shops. This is the Oyster Bar.
Rarely some of the original signs are still present, like this boarding house entrance.
Here is what I am guessing was a dry goods store which is now an antiquarian book store, with me in front, sent back in time, honest (I just concentrated on a penny from the turn of the century).
We are off to Japan town and then half way to San Diego today. Just a few pictures before I do a full post tomorrow of the Redwoods.
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