NORTHERN CALIFORNIA - REDWOODS AND THE PACIFIC COAST
Mill Creek Campground
We camped right under this huge Redwood tree stump.
Stout Grove is an old redwoods grove where most trees are 600-700 years old.
Redwoods are the highest trees of the world.
Fun rocking bench
Tomas had fun exploring fallen redwood trees - walking on the trunks or.....
.....climbing through them.
As the morning fog slowly lifts from the beach, we discover a beautiful part of the wild and rough California coastline.
Tomas was getting tired and needed a hug.
In the evening, we stopped at the Crescent City harbor and observed local sea lions.
Golden Bluffs Beach
After a day in the redwoods, we drove to the coast for a relaxing evening walk on the beach.
Elk Prairie area
Another hike through the majestic redwoods.
The name of the tree could not be more true -- the wood really is red.
Much needed drink after a two hour walk. Forget the sippy cup - I can drink straight from the bottle now!
We stopped for a picnic at one of the viewpoints on Coastal Drive. Tomas followed doves into the tall grass nearby.
Tomas is having his first conversation on a cell phone -- he talked with our friend Jana for good five minutes!
Redwood Creek Beach
We enjoyed big waves and sunset at the beach.
Tomas and Marek looking out for the next wave.
Picnic at sunset
Harris Beach State Park
Wildlife Park (near Bandon)
Tomas enjoyed feeding deer and goats. He laughed hard whenever they leaked his palm.
Hugging baby donkey
Cape Perpetua Recreation Area
On our way from Bandon to Charleston, we stopped at a beach for some evening fun. Tomas enjoyed playing in the sand....
....running on the beach and enjoying ocean waves.
Shore Acres State Park
Beautiful gardens in the park
Unique rock formations along the shoreline
Watching sunset together
Next day we watched sea lions and seals resting on the rocks just off the shore.
There were hundreds of them.
Tomas is building his first sand castle on a beach in Lincoln City.
The water was cold, but Tomas did not mind. It was a hot summer day.