Saturday, October 18, 2008

Continuing south on Hwy 1, the views of the coastline really opened up and were spectacular. Up until this point, most of Hwy 1 is inland (and surprisingly a lot of ranches with grazing cattle) until you reach Fort Ross. The road gets really windy and narrow with many places to stop for that photo opportunity.

At the town of Jenner, we pulled off the highway at viewpoint that is above the mouth of the Russian River. After looking around for a while, we noticed that there were many seals in the water catching fish. The tide was high, so maybe they were catching salmon that were spawning. There is also an expansive beach there, that although we did not walk, looks like it would be a great way to spend the day. We continued our journey enjoying the views high above the rugged coastline.

We finally reached the town of Bodega Bay which lies on the banks of a large sea harbor. There are plenty of shops scattered around to explore as well as the fishing marine. But the best place of all was Spud Point Crab Company where we got the greatest crab meat sandwiches and the best clam chowder that we've had in a long time. The sandwiches were on a flaky soft roll and contained plenty of dungeons crab meat. The chowder, well it was amazing - chunks for potatoes, flavorful clam and special herbs that made it wonderful.


Anonymous said...

MMMMMmmmmm. Your description of the clam chowder makes me want to whip up a batch. Keep writing about your food adventures, too, since I LOVE that part so much, please :)


Suzanne and Brad said...

Oh, we are all about the food! You know that! =)

Restaurant reviews will keep coming ~ promise!!!

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