On this morning we were able to sleep a little later than we have been waking up. We had breakfast on our balcony overlooking the beach, and then we got ready to get on the road. This was one of our longest driving days.
We drove just a little bit to Ano Nuevo State Park and walked a few miles on the trails (a lot of it on loose sand, which is NOT for the faint-hearted). There were three different places to see elephant seals, which are so neat to watch. We also saw sea lions and a black-tailed deer.
Then we headed to Bodega Bay to get lunch. We got back on our trend of Mexican for lunch, eating at a great place called The Happy Taco. We also picked up some sandwiches for dinner, because we knew the place we were headed had no restaurants close by.
Then we drove through San Francisco (we didn’t stop anywhere), and took a few pictures of the Golden Gate Bridge. (These were taken at Battery-Spencer Park, on the north side of the bridge.)
After that we continued up the road to Fort Ross, just a little north of Jenner. We were SO in the middle of nowhere. Reminded us some of being in East TN, actually. The roads were winding through wooded fields and lots of hills, and next to bays and lagoons. When we got closer to our destination, the roads were almost scary because they were winding on the side of cliffs, but the views were beautiful!!
We stayed at Fort Ross Lodge, which was great. We had our own little cabin with a private hot tub, and we finally got to see our first Pacific Coast sunset!!
This little place had no cell service, the WiFi was terribly slow, and no restaurants close by, but it is a GREAT place to just kick back and relax with a beautiful view of the ocean. So we had a lazy night, relaxing in the hot tub and watching tv.