Keith's travels in California and the Pacific Northwest - April-May 2007
- This photo-diary covers a driving trip up the coast from San Francisco in April/May 2007 along the Pacific highway. Now I've returned, I've included some of my travel photography from this trip in the main Gallery, and updated any info that may be of help to people who come across these pages as part of their planning for driving tours of the California and Oregon coasts, looking for places to stay or sites to visit. It's a great place for a vacation, or just a road trip up the Pacific coast to photograph some of the scenery. If you've any questions about the hotels/inns/motels where I stayed, then please do feel free to drop me a line.
When is wireless internet not so useful? When the bit of damp string connecting it to the rest of the internet has dried out :-)
I knew there were problems uploading files yesterday, but unlike some of the motels I've stayed at, the first sitting at the restaurant in Jenner was at 8:30am. So, here I am sitting in my car outside, using their wireless connection to check my email and try and upload the missing files, while I'm waiting for breakfast...
Well, it worked a bit..
Not long afterwards I'm in the restaurant - unfortunately they had only just reopened and supplies were short.
Not actually a problem - this is the excellent Eggs Florentine I had (note other guests, still waiting for their food looking on ;-)
The weather was dry, but the forecast not good. In fact I'm now in Fort Bragg, listening to the rain pouring down outside.
It's been raining several hours now, I may go out shortly...
Back to the road...
The coast road is a great drive.
The shot below gives an idea of how high some parts go.
I took quite a lot of photos from this site and may well try stitching some together when I'm back home, with a faster computer.
In the meantime, here's a black and white version, converted from colour using the new BW adjustment in Photoshop CS3 (I'll be adding this to the collection of colour to black and white conversion methods on this site)
Not long after, the rain started...
Back to the topic of food, here's a very nice prawn omlette I had for lunch at Elk
I had a mail from Australia suggesting that the trees I showed yesterday are a type of Eucalyptus.
Today's interesting tree collections come in rows, sometimes planted very close together...
So now I'm in Fort Bragg, listening to the rain.
After a while I went out to pick up some food - still raining
Enough of this - hopefully a bit drier tomorrow :-)