The Wine Country
The plan for today was to
visit a local winery or two and then head to Point Reyes Lighthouse, which is
pretty far to the west from
While we were at the winery
we spoke with the tour guide about our plans. He suggested that we not drive
There was only one SMALL problem with this beach. Look at the signs we saw when we were leaving.
Lucky for us neither of us
were dressed for swimming and that the water was too cold for our Midwestern
skin. Following the advice of a shopkeeper we met on the way back from
the beach, we stopped in the Armstrong Woods preserve. This is a natural
preserve of redwood trees. While these aren’t the “big” redwoods that can
be found further north in
Large trees weren’t the only
thing we found in the forest. There is a road up to a breath taking view
that we took. This road is
Now, we did see more than trees and views. There were some interesting woodland creatures to be found. First a hare, which looked a lot larger than this picture shows. Maybe that was due to the very narrow road we were on at the time.
Next, some woman who looked lost…. from a Dungeons and Dragons™ convention. She was wearing tights, a velvet cloak and what looked to be suede boots. Very absurd, to say the least.
And last, but not the least creature to be found in a redwood forest…. a pack of wild pigs! Yes, that’s right, wild pigs! You will have to excuse the fuzziness of some of the pictures. We were laughing so hard we couldn’t keep the camera steady.
This may explain the pig crossing sign we saw a few days ago.
After this we decided it was time to head on back to the hotel for some rest. One last thing, on the way out we did see another home that we had to put an offer on in case the other one fell through. Admittedly, this one isn’t nearly as large as the first, but we couldn’t help falling in love with its quaintness.
See you in the next update, day 7, the day we reach
Oh BTW in case anybody is keeping count, here is the “creature count” so far:
Sea otters – 10-15
Humpback whales – 20
Sea lions – 40-50
Harbor seals – 150-250 if not more
Dolphins – 600-1500, yes there were that many on our whale watching tour
Seagulls and other sea birds – A whole lot of em!
Sand “creatures” – 2
Hares – 1
Strange woodland people – 1 in forest, many in other areas of the state
Cows – hundreds
Goats – 40-50
Wild pigs – 5 in the forest, who would have ever believed it!
As you can tell, there is a
LOT of diversity in animal life in