Mendocino and Redwoods
Heading north from the SF Bay area we stayed on 101 until Cloverdale and then took the twisty/windy 128 up to the coast. Yes, we know we mostly bypassed wine country - we did stop at a winery but it wasn't the focus of our trip.
We explored the Russian Gulch State Park just north of Mendocino - another beautiful location.
We stayed at another Airbnb - a small cabin in someone's yard. It was a nice experience even though there was no room for our suitcases. For dinner we went to The Ravens which is an upscale vegan restaurant associated with the Stanford Inn - a vegan resort. The food was wonderful! We returned the next day for a great breakfast. Mendocino is a small town right on the ocean with lots of artists. We walked along the beach, which is right near the main street.
It was a morning with lots of fog/mist over the shore and this made for some nice photography on our drive.
Next we turned inland and hit the Avenue of the Giants - Redwood country! We stopped at various places to walk among and shoot these beautiful trees.