Another part of the California coast is very different from Monterey Bay
which I recently shared HERE.
There is a town in northern California named Trinidad - and I must say it's
totally unlike the southern Caribbean island of the same name.
It sits on a rocky bluff overlooking Trinidad Bay surrounded by redwoods and spruce.
It's a seaside village, often compared to a quaint Cornish fishing village with a small
fleet of fishing boats, a working pier, and restaurants serving great seafood.
The day we stopped here was at the end of the typhoon which paid the
Pacific Northwest an unusual visit. Rain was extremely heavy, lashing the windows
of the comfy little restaurant we chose for a great seafood lunch. Unable to spend
time outdoors in the downpours, I managed to take these photos from the car.
Named one of the most spectacular and pristine segments of the California coast,
Trinidad has been established as a California Coastal National Monument Gateway -
an area that offers the best shore-based opportunities to discover and view offshore
rocks and islands and their inhabitants. The Trinidad rocks support one of the most
diverse seabird colonies in California with twelve species and over 100,000
As beautiful as it looked in the storm - just as we were leaving the rains did let up a bit -
I would love to return some day in sunshine - it truly is a lovely ocean area.
P.S. Many, many thanks for all the much appreciated
Birthday greetings on the last post - you are all
such wonderful friends.