November 15th, 2011

Posted in Photography Blog, Travel Blog by Randy Wells



I’ve blogged before about how much I enjoy the central California coast. Having just driven from Bodega Bay to Crescent City along coastal Hwy 1, my love for the northern CA coast has been reignited.

Most of the towns I spent time in were located in Mendocino county: Sea Ranch (great walking trails and vacation rentals), Guallala (killer B-BQ), Point Arena (check out breakfast at the organic cafe next to the dock), Irish Beach (idyllic setting), Albion/River (rent a boat), and Mendocino (kayak or shop away). As for the road to Leggett, I missed my 911.

These are all sleepy little towns that appeal with their inns, restaurants, recreation, and magnificent scenery. Late fall is the perfect time to visit. Temperatures are in the mid 60’s – mild winds, and sunny skies. Perfect for relaxed cruising and photography. No traffic, no spring rains and no summer fog either. In a word, Inviting.