This has been a wonderful getaway in Fort Bragg, California so far – not sure I’m ready to leave soon! But I think hubby and I need to make this a new tradition of taking a fun road trip for our wedding anniversary. It’s been a long day, we’re a little sun burned, tired, and stuffed after a fabulous day or hiking, taking in amazing scenery, and fine dining. I have about 8,000 pictures to go through … literally! And soon I will, but until then – here’s a few.
We started this morning heading to Glass Beach on foot from our motel and caught a seal rescue in action by local wildlife rescue.
Looked like the poor little seal was injured and stuck in this inlet. They caught him in a net and coaxed him into the carrier with huge wooden shields.
Then we found Glass Beach which lives up to the name thanks to nearly a century of trash being dumped into the ocean washing up on this beach because of the tide flow.
The sand is not only speckled with smoothed bits of colorful glass, but old appliances, car parts, and other insane stuff people used to chuck into the ocean before they knew better.
I have probably 500 gorgeous pictures from this beach alone to go through, more coming soon.
But hours of hiking and beach exploring, we were starved. We headed back into town for lunch at Cafe One, a cute, little, old cafe serving only organic foods with a nice vegan selection. I got the Hunan Noodle dish with tofu.
It was a lot of food for $14 topped with fresh sprouts, cashews, raw coleslaw, and plenty of veggies. I nearly cleaned this plate thanks to the hiking hunger and it being delicious.
After we headed to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, and amazingly beautiful series or gardens on the coast which I will be posting plenty if pictures from soon … as soon as I have the energy to go through them all. :-)
Then after spending a few hours there, we headed to the Point Cabrillo Light House with more gorgeous sights.
Yup, more pictures coming too. :-)
It was a long and wonderful day that ended with this fabulous view of the sunset over the pacific ocean from our motel room.
Definitely a great way to spend Monday! Fort Bragg is a fun little town, a few things I’ve noticed so far:
- All the buildings are old, restored, and funky.
- It’s a very dog friendly town, we’ve seen tons of dogs on the beaches, at restaurants, state parks, our motel, and everywhere!
- It’s very casual and laid back, Merrrells and Birkenstocks seem to be formal wear.
- It’s very easy to eat vegan here, great options at every restaurant we’ve been to and there’s a huge emphasis on eating local and organic.
I’m wiped and our in-room hot tub is calling me … that’s right, the hot tub is inside the motel room, classy or what? Lots more pictures coming,