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Mikes road planner: Buz Luhrman said in his fantastic song: SUNSCREEN: “Live in New York City once, but leave before it makes you hard; live in Northern California once, but leave before it makes you soft. Travel.” i love this song, almost as much as i love getting to California once in awhile. This post have allot to say of California, and the way there. it shares a great adventure, driving through Californias coastal, and shares great info.

coastal traveler

Making our way down the coast of northern California was hard to do in a hurry. Every lookout point, picturesque little town and beach beckons one to toss the schedule and stay a bit longer. But alas, we do have a schedule to maintain and this 255 mile section of our trip will be tough to cover in one day. We were doing ok until we made a wrong turn in Ferndale and got lost on The Lost Coast. Heading south on 101 from Eureka, we could have stayed on highway 1, gone through Fortuna, covered the Avenue of The Giants (HUGE Redwoods) before dark, and arrived at our destination of Point Cabrillo Lighthouse without a huff or a puff. But what fun would that have been? Having heard glowing tales from a friendly park ranger about The Lost Coast, along with his claims that we could do BOTH Theā€¦

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