Walking among giants

As much as we love the shoreline and surf, we’re always in awe when we drive through the redwoods.

This portion of the Northern California coast has all of the Coastal Redwoods to be found in the world. US 101, the road beside the campground where our coach is parked, from San Francisco to Oregon is called Redwood Highway.

The tallest trees in the world. Around us, beside us, over us.

We’ve run across some interesting scenes.

DSC_6076DSC_8763But the groves of trees we walk through or walk past still take our breath away.


Oh yeah, these arches are golden

We gave you a quick glance a few weeks ago at the coastline in Brookings, OR, and photos from one of its beaches were in the post about how to put together a good sunset.

Brookings is a small town just 26 miles north of Crescent City, CA, which makes it a nice 100 miles north of where we’re parked.

A bit of a run for a day trip, but we thought it would be worth the effort because we’d heard there was a rock arch or two along its shoreline.

The coastline becomes taller, more rugged, and noticeably more rocky as you cross into Oregon.

DSC_0218DSC_0248On the north side of Brookings, there is the start of a 12 mile long “linear state park” named Boardman. We roared the length of it, stopping for quick looks at each of the 20 pullouts or parking lots!

And we took a few snaps….of arches.

DSC_0202DSC_0277Take a careful look at the photo just above…there are actually three arches in it. The hardest one to spot takes a little faith, because you really can’t see through it from this vantage point. It’s in the rock farthest from the camera, and goes crosswise from this position.

The tall and rugged nature of the coastline in this area makes it difficult to explore many of the viewpoints along this park. We figure we’ll need to go back numerous times to explore them one at a time…..

Don’t worry, we’ll take you along.