May 31, 2012

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Thursday, May 31, 2012





The temperature this morning was
a chilly 50 degrees, but the sun is shining and it looks like it will be a
beautiful day.  By the time we left the
campground it had warmed up considerably. 
Traveling north on CA Rt 1 was easier today than yesterday, the hills
were not as steep and the curves were not as dramatic; but it was still a
difficult drive with the trailer behind. 
The scenery was breathtaking with one amazing moment after another.  We were surprised at the number of bicyclists
that we saw heading south, this was a difficult road to drive, and I cannot
imagine the difficulty of riding a bike on this road.  We are fortunate to be traveling this time of
the year as the traffic is light but the abundance of wild flowers and
flowering shrubs is spectacular, the yellow, white, purple and orange colors
alone or blending together to form a carpet of colors over the mountainside is
fantastic.  Because there were few gas
stations along this road, and even fewer that I could get into with the trailer
I was forced to get some gas in “Big Sur”, at a cost of $5.799 per gallon.  Just north of Big Sur we ran into an area
where the clouds were hanging low and the road rose up the mountainside into
the clouds, it was beautiful but also problematic as the oncoming traffic was
hard to see, luckily it only lasts for a few minutes; after that the temperature
dropped to 53 degrees and the wind picked up
It was not a good day for a walk on the beach.  We continued up CA Rt 1 to the town of Half
Moon Bay, where we started to look for a campground for the night.  We proceeded east on CA Rt 92, north on I-280
into San Francisco, where we went over the “San Francisco Oakland Bay Bridge”,
a double decker bridge that seemed to go on forever, then north on I-80 to
I-580 and north on U.S. 101 to the town of Novato.  I-580 took us over the “Richmond - San Rafael
Bridge” which was another double decker bridge, with a toll of $14.00, because
of the trailer.  Unfortunately the trip
through San Francisco and Oakland was during rush hour, and the traffic was
extremely heavy, but we made it through, we just had to be patient.  We arrived at “Novato RV Park” in the town of
Novato around 6:00 PM.



 

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Clare on

What tremendous views. Could you stop for a while at some? Maybe for lunch!

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