Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Blue skies on our last day in Mendocino

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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24 comments:

  1. A fine series which makes me want to visit there. Well done.

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  2. Spectacular scenery and photographed so well. It would be hard to leave on a day like that.

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  3. Wonderful photos and such a beautiful laviews.Have a nice weekend.

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  4. An absolutely great landscape and beautiful photos.

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  5. Many wonderful photos for SWF and loved the squirrel ~ cute ~ Hope you had a wonderful time !

    carol, xxx
    www.acreativeharbor.com

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  6. It's great that you were blessed with a nice sky on your last day. Both Headlands and Glass Beach look picturesque. I love looking at their blueness and virtually feeling the warmth. (it's so freezing here in NYC so I'm vicariously warming up through your lovely photos). I can't believe there's really that much glass on that beach!

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  7. I love shores with rugged landscapes like these more than sandy ones. That's why i love Batanes. I clicked on that photo with birds, they look like penguins, but are they? Wonderful compositions as usual.

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  8. Your photos are magnificent, what a gorgeous place for a vacation.

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  9. You've captured the magnificence of the coastline well.

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  10. Wow - amazing scenery and views!

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  11. Some beautiful views! And a squirrel sighting!

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  12. It's been so long since I've been to Mendocino. Unfortunately I didn't have a very good camera back then either. Your photos brought back a lot of great memories of that area for me. Thanks!

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  13. a very unusual coast line. I´d like to visit some day.

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  14. Stunning scenery -- really really makes me miss the Pacific Ocean. So beautiful.

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  17. Talk about spectacular! That Glass Beach is amazing. I never knew garbage could look so nice. And the squirrel is super cute!

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  18. These are just beautiful photos, and sounds amazing!

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  19. I would love to be in your shoes if only to visit these places! Wow! Just wow, and you sharing it on your blog is something I should be grateful for... and bitter about. LOLs

    Thanks for sharing, anyway!

    God must have loved you so much to give you the chance to see this beauty!

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  20. Thanks for sharing your photos, love the shots. Did you buy sea glass? Looks interesting to buy those ;-) love that sea glass shot and the squirrel too.

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