The scene was picturesque. The air fresh, the view was relaxing, the sounds of the breaking waves soothing. As a bonus, we stayed at a place with no TV, no cell phone reception and no wifi.
We drove up north from San Francisco via the Golden Gate Bridge, Highway 101 and then to BHighway 1. We got to Bodega Bay in a little over two hours with some minor traffic along the way. The marine layer that day looked like the fog was not going to burn off.
We headed to the Sonoma Coast Visitors Center and the friendly staff suggested we head to the Bodega Head for a great view. Bodega Head is a few minutes drive from the Visitor Center.
The view from Bodega Head is indeed picturesque. This was a reminder how truly beautiful is the California coast. A bunch of people had binoculars and cameras on a tripod for whale watching. Mijo and I lingered in this area for a bit.
We walked around the point to check out the dramatic coastline. I can't help but imagine how the coast has been shaped by nature either by erosion, earthquakes, and some other factors.
Afterward, we went for lunch at the Fisherman's Cove. We shared a clam chowder, fish and chips, half a dozen oysters and Lagunitas IPA.
Since we were already in the area, Mijo and I decided to check out the places where Alfred Hitchcock's movie called The Birds were shot. Here are the views of St. Theresa's Church.
Here's the Potter School. The funny thing is that there are no crows around the area. At least, on that day.
Here are more views of Bodega Bay.
We stayed at a cute place north of Bodega Bay called Jenner at a place called Jenner Inn. The Jenner Inn is a great place for relaxation not only because of the location but also because of the setup. No TV, no cell phone reception and no wifi. We wanted this exactly. This allowed us to disconnect and focus on ourselves.