Thursday, May 18, 2017

Camping

Day 11


Coast Camping  Challenge


7am - Later today, the Scampy Team will be traveling north of the City of San Francisco. We have a decision to make about this part of our journey. Should we travel along California's gorgeous north coast? Or inland along Hwy #101?

The challenge of Nite Camping along Hwy #1 [the coast route] makes the decision for us. The towns near Hwy #1 are not large enough for the Scampy Team to make our Nite Camps without being detected.

So, we shall travel Hwy #101.

Boid looking at the boats harbored in Pillar Point
Near Half Moon Bay this morning


11am - Golden Gate Bridge
When we crossed the Golden Gate Bridge, iPhone begged for us to pull into the viewing lot so that he could capture some pics! So, we pulled over!

Who could resist the pleading of that iPhone guy?

North end - Golden Gate Bridge

San Francisco skyline

Alcatraz Island
"The Rock"

2pm - Petaluma
We have arrived in the City of Petaluma. There is a 24 Hour Fitness here. Scampy and Honda parked about 1/2 mile away from 24 because there is no parking place for us that is closer.

So, George will walk to 24. After all, we are going there to exercise. Not a big deal to get our 1/2 mile of walking on a sidewalk instead of a treadmill.



7:30pm - Nite Camp
We found our Nite Camp location, and marked it with an App called, "CarFinder." Then we made an Evening Camp in an apartment neighborhood.

We may remain in this apartment neighborhood for an hour or so. Then make another Evening Camp in another area. We do this moving around so as not to attract the attention of our neighbors.

We will move to our previously selected Nite Camp site around 11pm and leave that site before 6:30am tomorrow.


Movie for tonite
We will finish watching, "Out Of Africa" tonite. It's a long movie and did not finish yesterday before our bedtime [11pm].

"Out Of Africa" is a perfect movie!
  • The story is perfect
  • The directing is perfect
  • The screen play writing is perfect
  • The acting is perfect
  • The photography is perfect
  • The music is perfect



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12 comments:

  1. But there are several no-hookup state parks along the coast--one or two right on the ocean. I will look these up for you. These campsites are just sandy places where you can camp. The one I remember had pit toilets and a water spigot but the view was fantastic. Will work on this for tonight.

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    1. Hi Grandma,

      Thank you for this info.

      Did you follow my Blog during the days of MsTioga? We travelled the northern coast route [Hwy #1] many times.

      George

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  2. Were the other RVs still there when the sheriff showed up?

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    1. Hi Dee,

      Scampy was the last RV that this sheriff scooted away.

      George


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  3. The camps fill up quick on hwy #1, almost have to camp mid morning after some leave. BTW my fav movie is 'Out of Africa.' I could watch it over and over...'I had a farm in Africa....'

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    1. Hi Rita,

      I've pretty much decided to head north traveling on US #101.

      We will likely view the Pacific Coast when we reach the City of Eureka. And of course, the redwoods north of Eureka.

      Yes!! "Out Of Africa!" Redford and Streep. Man-O-Man!

      George


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  4. Isn't it Kevin Costner?? Love that movie, everything about it.

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    1. Hi Joan,

      I own both "Dances With Wolves" and "Out Of Africa."

      George

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  5. How funny! I'm thinking of my other favorite...Dances with Wolves
    And that is Costner! I love both of them!

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  6. I just started following you so you may have already addressed this issue. How do you watch movies when you don't have hook up?

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    1. Hi Linda,

      I buy movies from iTunes, and store them on a 2TB external hard drive.

      When I go to buy the movie, I must be connected to a WiFi. Such as a library WiFi.

      George


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  7. If you come back down 880 you can night camp in Newark. We are a welcoming city and many have friends with their RVs park in front of their homes while visiting, for days. We camped on the street in Ms Tioga's sister, Lucy, when we had our house termited. No problems. There is also work being done making an RV park at the east end of the Dumbarton Bridge. Don't know when it is scheduled to be finished.

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