Ending 2020 with visits to Ferndale, Novato, Costanoa, Mendocino, Westport and back to Ferndale were the goals. Again taking the entire COVID-19 pandemic into account we started out on our journey on the 21st of December heading for the Ferndale Fairgrounds, arriving around 4 pm with our presents wrapped, some holiday lights and a mini tree. We enjoyed the rain on the roof all night.
After two nights in Ferndale we headed down 101 to Marin County to celebrate the holiday. After a late start as it was hard to leave, we arrived in Novato at the Novato RV park after dark. The park is both a residential park and overnight park. It was packed and extremely challenging to navigate as vehicles were everywhere. Luckily some folks moved their rigs so we could actually get into our site.
Originally we had made reservations in Santa Cruz at SeaCliff SP. Those changed when the Governor changed the stay-at-home orders for Santa Cruz County which affected all the state parks. It was then a scramble to reevaluate and find other spots. We had heard about Costanoa, a KOA park from other folks so checked it out and managed to get a site for 3 nights. Site C57 was right next to a cabin. Next time we will try for site in Seascape Village. This would be a great place for a family reunion.
Leaving on December 29, we headed back north to Ft. Bragg. Reservations were made for two nights at Pomo RV Park as that’s all we could get. It was amazing how busy camping has become even in winter. It was an uneventful drive, but long. and we settled into our site just before dark. The sites at this campground are nice, private and ours had been recently graded.
Leaving Pomo in Ft. Bragg we headed north early hopeful to camp at Westport Union. We lucked out with a New Years Eve site with a great view. And the weather was perfect. We had lunchtime mimosas, went walking, watched the sunset and had a fabulous dinner.