After a well deserved night of sleep (short but deep) we aim for the coast again. We pass farmland and a lot of bigger and smaller rivers. One of these rivers we follow into a side valley. It gets narrower and turns into a real clear blue mountain river with small fish, salamander (Molche), frogs and tadpoles. We don’t see any big fish though, so Marco doesn’t unpack his fishing rod.
After this detour we soon get to the Pacific Coast again and follow HWY 101 south. We stop now and then and take walks at the beach. It is only around about 60 to 65 Fahrenheit (ca. 16 Celsius) and a there is a constant cool breeze. Towards the evening the coastal fog is returning, it is “hanging” up at the mountain range. The coast up here is really beautiful with all the lava rocks sticking out of the ocean and the miles and miles of beaches and cliffs, just wonderful!
Later in the afternoon we enter California again. At the state border we get stopped and asked what kind of agricultural products we carry along. They have very strict laws on what kind of fruit and vegetables can be imported; Cherries and citrus fruit e.g. are strictly prohibited as they can carry insects and decease. Well, they don’t object our apples and bananas and let us pass.
We are surprised about how expensive gasoline has become (it is meanwhile at $3.17, it was about $ 2,28 when we left).
Overnight Stay: Americas Best Value Inn, Crescent City, CA