We are leaving Eureka towards north and then take HWY 299 inland. After about 30 miles we come over a summit and…… from there its sunny again! We leave the marine layer behind us and enjoy the sunshine for the rest of the day.
Soon we find the road following a very nice clear river – Trinity River. We take several short steep grave roads to access the river in different places. There are some alges but the water still looks very clean and clear. We even see some fish jumping, but cannot catch any.
Weaverville is on our road to Redding, a very nice little town, very clean and well kept. We take a break at Starbucks before we continue to Lewiston and Lake Trinity. Shortly before Lewiston we follow a sign to a Fish Hatchery. Visitors are welcome, so we take a tour and stroll along the diffent basins with fish. They have millions and millions of Steelhead Trouts, the biggest ones we see are about 5 inches (12 cm) in outside tanks and in a building they have some different kinds of salmons.
In the middle of the afternoon we arrive in Redding and look for a place to stay for the night. Before dinner we take a walk along Sacramento River on the river trail which leads us to Sundial Bridge and Turtle Bay Park. We indeed see a turtle on the way and Marco takes some beautiful pictures in the evening sun of the bridge. Strolling through the Arboretum (part of the park) we see a deer drinking water in one of the settings. Redding is a very nice city. It is the capital of the “Other California” and has established its reputation over many decades. It attracts a lot of people as it is centrally located and many of the northern Californian recreational areas and parks are accessable from here. It is one of the cities with the most sunshine days per year (88%)!
Overnight Stay: Travel Inn, Redding, CA
Dinner: Luigi’s Pizza