Friday, May 19, 2017

Hwy #1

Day 11


Giving North Coast A Go



8am - After all of my Blogging about traveling on US 101 instead of State 1, it seems that I've changed my mind.

What pulled me in was a website named, "California Revealed" [Link].

Also, I'd not considered paying to camp. Should I give up the North Coast for that? Hmmmm?


10am - Bodega Bay
We are staying at Bodega Bay Marina and RV Park. This place looks familiar. MsTioga and I may have stayed here.

It cost $50 bucks for a nite and have booked for two nites. We are in a dry camp site. Scampy's rear window has a lovely view of the marina.

Scampy Team at Bodega Bay


12 noon - RV Campgrounds!
We have made another reservation at Salt Point State Park in the Town of Jenner.

This park is only 30 miles north of us. Yet, it is a one hour drive! Going must be slow on Hwy #1.



2pm - Awning
We have never used Scampy's awning before. However, we are now in an RV campground. So, we have set out the awning!

Boid and George enjoying the awning's shade!


4:15pm - Fishing boat
Across the water from Scampy's camp site, is moored a fishing boat. I was sitting outside just watching all the beauty!

All of a sudden, the breeze died, and the reflection of the fishing boat came clear. The always ready Little iPhone quickly captured the pic. A second later, and the breeze came up. But Little iPhone and I had captured what we wanted!

Boat across the water








Nite Camp Location Map

Elevation: 6 feet





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17 comments:

  1. It is beautiful country George. So what if you have to pay for a few nights parking? You will enjoy it!

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    1. Hi Croft,

      You are sooooo right! 😎

      George

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  2. I passed through the Northern California coast on 101/1 several weeks ago. It's expensive camping in a larger fifth wheel as many Federal Forest Campgrounds don't have long enough sites. I really enjoyed the views. Up near Leggett, Ca there is a detour that requires several hours added to your trip. Enjoying the Oregon Coast more right now and it's cheaper traveling up here :)

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    1. Hi Gary,

      Thank you for sharing about Northern California and Oregon coasts.

      I am liking it here in Bodega Bay. Saw some birds. They seemed friendly! 😜

      George

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  3. Agree that Oregon is cheaper. And there are lots of forest service places to camp that cost only a few dollars.

    Also, consider that you were paying to camp with Miss Trayler, and a cheap campground where you can use your federal senior pass will give you a lot more freedom to stay in scenic places.

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    1. Hi Grandma,

      Well, I followed your advice about taking the Northern California coast route. And I am very happy about that!

      Thank you,
      George

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  4. Good decision. It's going over 100 this week in the valley.

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    1. Hi Bill,

      Good to know!

      I've been pretty lucky with choosing where to RV!

      George

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  5. Hi George!
    I'm a newbe and enjoy reading your blog. I'm currently waiting for my new 13' Scamp (should be ready in December). This will be my first trailer and I like reading some of your "tricks of the trade" in camping. One question: How does your Honda do towing your Scamp? Is yours a manual or stick? I ask because I have a 2012 Chevy Sonic LTZ Hatchback with a 1.4L Turbo with a 6-sp manual transmission and I plan on using it to tow my 13' Scamp. I have a Class 1 Trailer Hitch (2,000lbs tow & 200lbs tongue capacity), and my car produces 138 hp @ 4900 rpm with 148 lb-ft of torque @ 1850 rpm. Your FIT and my Sonic are about the same size. Oh, I'm also getting Trailer Brakes on my Scamp.
    How does your Honda and Scamp do going up and down steep grades (like Gorman Pass on I-5)? Have you taken it on the Grapevine? I live near the Salem, Oregon area and I'm curious on how my car will do traveling over the Siskiyou's on I-5. Please let me know if you have any experience as that is my biggest concern. Thanks and I can't wait to get my new 13' Scamp! :)
    Best Regards! -Tom

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    1. Hi Lor,

      My 2014 Honda FIT has a regular automatic transmission. Now the FIT comes with a Continually Variable Transmission.

      The first thing that I did after I got Scampy, was drive up a mountain to 6,000 foot elevation. The Honda did fine! Went right up!!

      From what you wrote in your comment about your Chevy Sonic, it is my opinion that should have no problem towing your Scamp trailer.

      Happy RVing,
      George

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  6. Love love love that picture of you and Boid under the awning! You look really happy...

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    1. Hi Kent,

      I love that you let me know how you feel! 😍

      George

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  7. Hi George- Jenner is 20 minutes north of Bodega Bay, but Salt Point is at least another 30 minute drive beyond Jenner, maybe more. I have lived in the area since 1971- it's fabulous country! Don't miss Ft Ross, the early 1800 Russian settlement, now a State Park

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    1. Hi Tom,

      No wonder I was amazed at Salt Point being one hour away from Bodega Bay.

      I got confused because the address of Salt Point showed the town that it is in as Jenner.

      Thank you for the heads-up!

      George

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  8. The Sonoma Coast is very beautiful. North of Jenner there is a section of road that is just stunning, and it goes along a cliff. You'll be driving north, so you'll be on the inside. Which is better! You could take Meyer's Grade and avoid the dramatic section, but then you might have to take the road down to Fort Ross, which is very, very narrow. It has been quite a while since I drove that road, but I think it is almost 1 lane in some sections.
    Thanks for your blog. I enjoy following your journey.

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  9. 05-20-2017: Happy Birthday, George. Have a good one.

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  10. Isn't $50 a nite for dry camping a little high? Like $45 high?

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