It actually wasn’t hard to leave San Francisco….there’s soooo much loveliness to see beyond it!
This time we turned our attention north. From Mount Tamalpais, we previously showed you the San Francisco Bay environs. Just turn around from that vantage point and you see this.
The hills continue, usually right up to the coastline, where you encounter the famed Highway 1. On the way to the coast from our campground, we passed numerous farms, many of which are simply called vineyards, but which change emphasis the closer you get to the coast.
The one below seemed to grow almost everything…from cattle to olives to grapes to who-knows-what. Some farms appear to be very successful exotic niche growers while others seem unlikely to even scratch a subsistence. This one had the moon rising….
Our trips to the coast were nicely interrupted one evening by dinner along Bohemian Highway in the town of Occidental…at Bistro des Copains, an exquisite place owned by Michel and Cluney, two friends of ours from waaaay back!
In fact, we experienced the finest meal in memory that evening! Ahhhhhh…..
Oh, back to the coast.
Did you see the two fishermen in the last photo? Speaking of animals (just kidding…), the wildlife was interesting.
The birds were almost unafraid of us, but the seals were protected from human interaction by signs and fences that kept us well back!