Our trip from Monterey to Bodega Bay, CA was 182 miles from the coast to Silicon Valley, across the San Francisco Bay and back to the coast again. The traffic wasn't too bad on a Saturday morning but seven lanes of traffic can be a little stressful when you are traveling in a 60 foot vehicle combination and you have maniacs all around you in a hurry to get on with their weekend!
We arrived at the Porto Bodega Marina & RV Park to a packed campground. Thank goodness we had a reservation! On Sunday, most left and the campground was only about 30% full the rest of our stay. We have a full hookup, back-in site with good Verizon and a clear shot to the satellite. Our particular site has the hookups all the way to the rear so it will be a little inconvenient but we will manage.
Monday we drove the PCH about 60 miles north and back. The trip started out under grey skies and fog but cleared up a little by the time we started back. Like around Monterey (and I 'm sure the rest of the Pacific Coast), the scenery is stupendous!! Around every curve (and there are lots of them), you anticipate what you find on the other side. The West coast rocky shoreline is so different from the East coast sandy shoreline, with the possible exception of Maine. When we returned we headed around the bay from the campground to the Spud Point Crab Company
to see what all the fuss is about the Dungeness Crab
. We picked one up from them and Doris had it for a late lunch AND LOVED IT!! She said it is probably a little better than lobster since it has more taste. She should get her fill as we move up the coast through northern CA, OR and WA!
Tuesday we did a little shopping and touring around Bodega Bay. It is a tourist area with all that entails. They do have a couple of kite, flag and candy shops that are very colorful. We also went all the way to the end of Spud Point (right across the bay from the campground) and looked for whales but there were none to be found.
Today was catch-up day around the Mothership and trying to nail down a few more reservations for upcoming stops. Tomorrow, we head for Ukiah, CA for a week.