Up a 6 a.m. in the morning listening to the moaning of the buoy in the harbor’s mouth. Libby’s calls the sound eerie but I think it more of a relaxing sound.
We made some coffee and got ready for the day and headed out for the top breakfast restaurant on this part of the Mendocino Coast, the Egg Head. Fresh Dungeness crab right off the boat, fresh salmon again right off the boat and fresh wild mushrooms. All available in their special omelets. Been around since 1976 and even at this time of the year, lines out the door. Oh yes their décor is all Wizard of Oz.
Then off we go down the coast to the little city of Mendocino. We enjoyed our couple of hours there and mostly talked to people in the little shops. They all say that there are few jobs left on this part of the coast except for tourism. The logging and fishing industry are about gone due to the government regulations on these two industries. Wonder if tourism will go away too when the government starts charging drivers taxes on each mile they drive. That is just around the corner in California.
We went to the Mendocino Botanical Gardens. We walked a mile or so through the gardens to the ocean which was overcast when we arrived. Then, fog slowly disappeared as Libby and I had a picnic lunch looking over the Pacific.
Just woke up from a nap and getting ready to pack for our trip home tomorrow. Heading out shortly to a Mexican restaurant for a bowl of Albondigas Soup. Great day on the California Coast.