Patrick's Point SP #102

This was quite the dilemma – go right after work on Friday and arrive in the dark or leave Saturday and loose that morning time. Well we wanted to optimize our Cloud time so we left on Friday of Indigenous People’s weekend.  We arrived at Patrick’s Point around 7:30 first gathering water at the visitors center. It was so different driving in at night to choose a site. We knew what spots we would like to have had and by chance one was open.  After the summer ends the spots are all on a first-come status. My big fear was backing up but the flashlight proved to be a fabulous invention and it went smoothly! We celebrated with dinner and a good bottle of wine. Our site types have sort of changed since we installed solar – always looking for those open sky sites.  img_0166

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Not a bad view for no reservations.

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Sitting up on the hill with coffee that first morning -planning the next two days. Such a view!

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Saturday we had lunch in Trinidad and then a visit to the Trinidad Museum. At the museum the docent told us about the hike up Trinidad Head.

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1.24 miles round trip hike on the Trinidad Head loop trail. Quite the spot for a variety of views.

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Sunday we met up with friends for brunch in old town Eureka. Crab pots were everywhere as the season was about to begin. We then drove down to Ferndale.

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Spent a lot of time in this town when we lived in Humboldt County. It still has numerous shops and that old time atmosphere. We decided to drive towards Petrolia to see if we could take the Cloud that way, but after about 10 miles decided to turn around and that the Cloud would not like that road.