The Pacific coast and Beyond
There are many word to describe the Pacific coast - rugged, desolate, stunning but I think the best description for the last two days should be bloody windy! We were buffeted by driving rain all the way from Reedsport to Mendicino. The sea at Port Orford gets so rough that the boats have to be lifted out of the harbour by crane to prevent the high winds from smashing them against the jagged rocks. The weather doesn’t look like it is going to get much better for a couple of days, so we turned inwards after chilling out in Mendicino to head into Sonoma for some great wine tastings, then blast down California’s central valley to warmer weather.