“Situated along the rugged MendocinoCounty coastline adjacent to the town of Point Arena, is the 1,665-acre Point Arena-Stornetta unit of the CaliforniaCoastalNational Monument. The first shoreline unit of the Monument offers spectacular views of coastal bluffs, sea arches, the estuary of the GarciaRiver, and sandy beaches and dunes with eight miles of marked paths.”
“A bridge adds energy to the landscape.” ~ Santiago Calatrava, world-renowned Spanish architect and engineer who conceived the SundialBridge’s unusual design
I was in the Redding area (in Northern California) for a wedding last June. With a few unscheduled hours early in the day I decided to do a little exploring, and knowing that the Sundial Bridge was nearby I made that my destination.
“Established in 1902, BigBasin Redwoods is California’s oldest state park. In the heart of the Santa CruzMountains, its biggest attractions—literally—are its ancient coast redwoods. Some of these giants are more than 50 feet around and as tall as the Statue of Liberty. At 1,000 to 2,500 years old, some may predate the Roman Empire. The park also offers spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, lush waterfalls, and a fascinating natural and cultural history.”Continue reading →
One of the many benefits of living in Northern California is the close proximity to the beach!
It’s just a three-hour drive from Sacramento to Monterey County and its well-known attractions, including Fisherman’s Wharf, the Aquarium, the scenic views of 17-Mile Drive, and the monarch butterflies of Pacific Grove.
But 15 miles north / northeast of Monterey is a one of my favorite places to visit – the quiet little town of Moss Landing, Continue reading →