Sunday, July 25, 2010

Photos from CA to Mexico and train back

Heading toward the redwoods and into the fog out of Crescent City.
Now that's a big tree! Avenue of the Giants. Burlington Campground
The gang at dinner. Carling, Mike, Werner, Joan, Christian and Jess. Burgers across the street from Standish-Hickey State Park.

Woo Hoo! Top of Leggett!

This market had a little bit of everything! I had a slice of carrot cake there!That's Stella and Carling's bike. Christian was there too.

Seaweed Dancers in the Mendocino 4th of July parade

More beautiful scenery (south of Mendocino).

Which way do the other deer go?

My first attempt to cross Golden Gate (I found a better way).

All the rules

Before going across the Golden Gate Bridge.
Hang glider at Fort Funston outside of San Francisco

Pigeon Point Lighthouse

At the end of the boardwalk in Santa Cruz I had to walk my bike across this trestle. Two local guys had told me about this short cut to New Brighten. It really was a short cut!
"Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world!" Santa Cruz surfers.
The beach at New Brighton in Capitola (just south of Santa Cruz).
California Strawberries!
Just "a few" sealions next to Fisherman's Wharf.
Fisherman's Wharf. Had a great lunch at Crab Louie's on the wharf.
Cannery Row in Monterey
Moon Jellies at the Monterey Bay Aquarium
My favorite, the green turtles!
The Carmel Bakery
Cannolis at the Carmel Bakery
Moss hanging from the trees like tinsel at Point Lobos Natural Reserve

The area they call Big Sur
Stella and the marigolds
Palm trees at Refugio State Beach
Tar on the beach from Carpinteria. It just oozes out of the ground.
Tomcat anyone?
The Beach Zamboni
Soooooo California!
Santa Monica Pier
Stella on the Coronado Ferry
Border Field State Park. The end of the Adventure Cycling route.
Across the big fence...MEXICO!
Mexico!!! End of the line!
You can't go any further Stella!

At the Santa Fe station in San Diego after going to the border.

The day and a half train ride to Vancouver then home via my dad.

Stella waiting for her box in San Diego.
The massive LA train station.
Mt. Shasta from the train.
Home again

Friday, July 23, 2010

All this had to go on Stella!
After packing
Ready to go!
Made it to Grayland!
Surf Board hauling JP
Carling and I at Cape Lookout
Devil's Punchbowl

Umpqua Lighthouse
Tony, my first Couchsurf host
From close to the summit of Humbug Mtn.

Arch Rock

Panorama at Harris Beach

Sunset at Harris Beach, Brookings, OR