Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Heading Further North

Crescent City, CA.

54 deg. overcast, N. wind @ 5 mph.

Forecast = Overcast with rain showers. High of 55F. Breezy. Winds from the SW at 15 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 100% with rainfall amounts near 0.3 in. possible.

I knew Jim and Linda were getting ready earlier than usual, but I didn't know why. It turns out that Jim had found out that there was a gas station just a few blocks from the Riverwalk RV Park in Fortuna that I could get into, and he wanted to buy a drink of #2 diesel fuel for me before we hit the road.

So, at about 9:40, we pulled out of the CG and headed over there.

I didn't realize just how thirsty I was, but come to think about it, the last time that Jim bought me a drink was way back on the 9th of April as we were leaving Bakersfield!!!! After filling my tank with about 75 gallons of the funny tasting #2 diesel that you get out here in Califorinia, at $4.69 a gallon, we got back on US 101 and continued heading North.

For the most part, the first section of 101 was 4 lane and in pretty good condition. It was after we got North of Trinidad that things started getting interesting. Up in that area, the road drops down to mostly 2 lane and it starts getting very curvy with some pretty steep hills. In fact, there were a couple places where we went from sea level to around 1500' and back down in just a few miles.,

And this was on a narrow section of 2 lane road with 30mph and 35mph curves!!!!!

Needless to say, we didn't make very good time. We traveled exactly 100 miles and with stopping to get my drink and drive up here, it took us almost exactly 3 hours!!!!

I am now parked in a site that is about 50 yards from the water at the Shoreline RV Park and Campground in Crescent City.

Here's a photo Jim took out of my windshield late yesterday after it started misting, so the quality isn't too good.

As you can see, Blain seems to be enjoying the view and I know that Linda is!!  ; )   The grass you see in front of me is actually on a berm that is about 4' tall, so the water looks like it's further away than it is.

This is a city owned park and it's another one of those parks that I call "rustic". There's no trees, the sites, for the most part are pretty long and fairly level. They are quite close together though, so if you were here when it's busy, it could feel crowded. Most of the sites have full hook-ups with 30 amp electric, and there are quite a few of them that have a view of the water.

Jim has paid for 3 nights here and I wouldn't be surprised if we stay longer. We were going to stay for about 3 nights at a park up in Oregon, (that Jim and Linda had stayed at before), that is right on the ocean, but a few days ago, Jim did some research and found out that they had raised their prices to $80 per night!!!!!

So, rather than pay that exorbitant fee, I'm pretty sure we'll stay here for 2 or 3 extra nights and just by-pass that park.

A Point to Ponder : Why doesn't a chicken egg teste like chicken?


  1. I can't read your blog any more. We are headed for CA in a few weeks and you are scaring me with those gas prices!!! Can't you two do something about them while you are out there? YUCK!!

  2. Fuel should be cheaper in Oregon by about .30 cents..... Still in the mid $4 range though........ Ewww!


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