On day 3 of our 3-day vacation to Mendocino (May 2013), we squeezed in a bit more of sightseeing. After checking out of our hotel, we drove up to Mendocino Headlands State Park which is a few minutes away from our hotel. Here we enjoyed the morning fog that was slowly dissipating; looked like the sky would be clear and the sun would be out in its full shining glory, just when we were just leaving.
The panoramic views of the headlands are spectacular. Nothing like it. Nothing like standing on the bluffs watching the rugged Northern California coast.
When our senses were fully sated by the beauty of nature, our stomachs started grumbling. That was when we realized that we haven't had breakfast yet. I was craving desperately for hash browns that day and the only place we could think of that carried it was Denny's. Nothing about Denny's but I'd rather eat someplace else, except that the pull of the hash browns were stronger than anything else that day.
While sipping coffee, we asked the waitress at Denny's if she could direct us to Glass Beach, the last sight we wanted to see on this trip. Thankfully, Glass Beach was just down the road to Denny's, a mere 5 minutes drive.
The rugged coastline that's so close to my heart again greeted us. Glass Beach is a beach in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California that is abundant in sea glass created from years of dumping garbage into an area of coastline Beach.
To reach the beach one must climb down on a dirt path. No stairways, no paved paths, muddy, dirt track that goes down to the coast, that's how one gets down there.
I managed to go down but then I learned we couldn't go to Glass Beach from this spot. So we went back up and walked down further until we reached the point where we can access the beach. The hubby went down to see the beach, I stayed put. Standing on the bluff looking out to the endless blue of the Pacific is very energizing. The best medicine, organic, and has no side effects.
I watched this squirrel feed on the grass. It was so close to me, so friendly, continued to chew on the grass even when I make abrupt movements.
Thank you Mendocino for giving us a clear day with blue skies and pleasant weather for our last day.
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