Today we drove from Brookings to Eureka, California, about 106 miles. It was beautiful drive through lots of Coastal Redwoods and some great views of the Pacific.
We saw a lot of Roosevelt Elk along the road. I wish I could have stopped to take pictures. The two I am posting were taken while moving and are not great.
We are staying in Eureka at a new campground called Shoreline RV Park. We have a view of the marsh on our left but it is mostly a parking lot with level sites and everything we need for the week. The cost was $195 for the week with full hook-ups, WiFi and cable.
This is a fascinating city to explore. I am pasting a blurb about the city for you to read.
With thousands of intact examples of elaborately "gingerbreaded" Victorian homes, mansions, and commercial buildings dating back to the 1850's, Eureka is often called "The Williamsburg of the West." Alive with the history of its rich and colorful past, it still has horse-drawn carriages.
With the largest ocean fishing fleet in California, Eureka lands more rock-fish, Dungeness Crab, salmon, shrimp and oysters, than any other region in California. In addition to the nearby rugged coastline of the Pacific Ocean with its vast unpopulated beaches, Eureka is surrounded by hundreds of miles of magnificent 1,000 year old giant Redwood trees - trees so big you can drive your car through them, and taller than a football field.
For travelers looking for redwood trees, Humboldt Redwoods State Park, about 30 miles south of Eureka, has a 40 mile stretch (The Avenue of the Giants) of these ancient monuments of the prehistoric past. A half hour's drive north of Eureka begins the 300,000 acre Redwood National Park, with miles and miles of hiking trails, beaches, wildlife, and other natural wonders of these ancient monuments of the prehistoric past. In fact, the movie JURASSIC PARK- The Lost World, was filmed here.
We will be very busy trying to see as much as we can this week. More later from Eureka.