|The Noyo River entrance to Fort Bragg. Very narrow and interesting.|
The "old-town" district has a bunch of cute shops, and places to eat. We explored for a while and then continued our ride, heading back over the bridge to a nice trail system along the cliffs. The views were spectacular. We could also see why we were tied to a dock on the marina. The winds had kicked up as forecast, and the sea would not have been much fun today. Small craft advisories had been issued, and on the ocean you take those seriously.
|Great Views from the trail atop the ocean cliffs.|
|The seas were far rougher than when we came in yesterday. Today the winds are|
b;lowing 20+ knots and the seas have grown quite a bit. This is why we are in Fort Bragg
on our bikes!
|Beautiful weather for a bike ride. Sunny and warm.|
There were quite a few deer on the ride along the cliffs and we stopped a few times to look at them. There is a very nice market at the top of the hill just above the marina we are staying in. So, we stopped and loaded our backpacks with some necessities.
While at the dock the kids continued home schooling. We are managing to keep on schedule so far, but at times it is tough. Being underway can at times make school work very tough. Cindy is a little prone to motion sickness while reading, something we learned in road trips to Idaho. Home-school involves a lot of reading. When the situation allows we try to get a little ahead with home-school so we can spend more of the day out exploring when in a port.
There were several more bike rides during our stay. On one we headed to a miniature golf place we saw on our first ride. We had a little trouble finding it, and when we did finally get there we found out that it was their day off. The place was closed. Oh well. We stopped at the market again, and also next door to pick up a few Pappa Murphy's pizzas for dinner.
|Riding the cliff-top trail along the coast.|
|Interesting name for this scenic ocean viewpoint|
We have not had internet access in Fort Bragg, other than my AT&T cell phone. No Verizon signal for our jetpack, and no wifi. As with most American's these days, we have grown accustomed to having the internet all the time. When it's gone it seems very strange. Once in Mexico we will have NO internet access the majority of the time. So, we need to start getting used to this change. Blog updates will be far less frequent in Mexico.