“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.Jacques Cousteau
After an amazing visit with the redwoods, we made our way south to Mendocino. The town is small but cute, with some wonderful restaurants and lovely Victorian architecture. But the main attraction is the access to the ocean headlands that surround it. There are beautiful hikes, and for the more sedentary, many accessible vista points from the road.
In addition to the gorgeous ocean views, there are wildflowers everywhere. The combination of colors is fantastic.
And, under the category “Only in California”…
From here, we head down to San Francisco. Stay tuned!
Note: All photos taken with Nikon D/300s
- The Blue Pacific: Nikkor 18-200mm @38mm, ISO 200, f/5, 1/20
- Ocean Vista: Nikkor 18-200mm @22mm, ISO 200, f/11, 1/100
- Blue Lagoon: Nikkor 18-200mm @ 50mm, ISO 200, f/11, 1/30
- Just Bluffing: Nikkor 18-200mm @34mm, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/500
- Orange on Blue: Nikkor 18-200mm @28mm, ISO 200, f/11, 1/125
- From Pillar to Post: Nikkor 18-200mm @27mm, ISO 200, f/25, 1/20
- Thistle: Nikkor 18-200mm @135mm, ISO 200, f/5.6, 1/400
- Music to Our Ears: Nikkor 18-200mm @ 36mm, ISO 200, f/5, 1/320
- Bridge to the Next Stop: Nikkor 18-200mm @46mm, ISO 200, f/11, 1/80