Patrick’s Point Weekend

November 9 and it’s Veterans Day weekend. We left home and made it to Patricks Point around 6, getting water at the visitors center and finding a site in the dark, #108. The campground was a bit busy with all the cabins full and about half the camp sites within the open Agate loop. We had a tight site but manageable, as our truck just fit. Dinner and a movie topped off the night. Love that Netflix has downloadable items.

Leaving after school and driving Highway 299.

Agate Beach view and the sun was coming!

Up, a look at Agate Beach, a quick bike ride to pay for our site, and a visit to Palmer Point. It was a brisk ride, a hat should have been worn. The campground quickly emptied out with one nighters and we enjoyed the sun in our site. We headed into Trinidad and had clam chowder at the Lighthouse Grill, visited the museum and walked around town to see where the lighthouse had been. It was moved recently due to erosion but not relocated to a permanent spot. Such an iconic photo now no longer. We hiked the Trinidad Head trail, 1.4 miles with stunning views on a fabulously clear day and drove the long way back to the park. Back at camp we contemplated having a camp fire but instead settled in for the night.

The sun was out and it was warm enough that people were going to hangout at the beach, meanwhile we enjoyed coffee and grapes.

Best clam chowder around at the Lighthouse Grill.

Can not believe that the lighthouse has been moved.

It needs a new home – but where?

The views are wonderful and it was so clear!

More of the view that never gets old.

Morning found us hiking for an hour along Agate Beach, collecting rocks and watching the birds. Driving into Arcata for lunch we met up with our friend Kathleen and had brunch outside at Cafe Brio. It was warm! Kathleen and I toured and shopped the plaza and John hung out and went to the record and bookstores. Prefect day, especially gorgeous sunset at Palmer Point!

Still the same vibe in the plaza.

Campsite two spots down was the one to have.

Sunset was perfect!

Sunday morning we had breakfast, enjoyed the morning, packed up and left to park at Palmer Point to enjoy coffee and the view for a good hour. The weather once again was perfect, making it hard to think about leaving. Although John had to get back to take the Cloud on a week long babysitting adventure.