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Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park


The BF and I headed to Gold Bluff Beach on the northern coast for some weekend camping. We brought his crack monkey dog and a good time was had by all. (Actually, I threw many hissy fits on the way but it was all worth it once we got to walking barefoot in the surf and tossing driftwood into the waves for the dog to fetch.) Being a mostly deep-woods camper, this was the first time I ever camped on a beach. I felt awkwardly exposed without a canopy of trees protecting me. But it was pretty damn spiffy blissing out on a campfire and hearing the sounds of the ocean churning behind us. An Elk walked up to the campground about 150 yards from where we were camped. We tried to take some pics but it was dusky and we were too beat to set up the tripod.




There's a bunch of hikes along the coast in places called "Fern Canyon." One of them is here at the Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. Walls of ferns, I tell ya!


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Jul. 30th, 2007 04:24 am (UTC)
What a cool place! I'm gonna have to camp there some time.
Jul. 31st, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
I'm sure you could do justice to the beauty of this area with your superb photography.
Jul. 30th, 2007 04:27 am (UTC)
ah hey, there is NOTHIN" like beach camping. i've loved it since middle school when our family, aunt's family and mother's best friends fam, but NO DADS, would go camping at Jalama beach which is near lompoc california. it still rings magic inside. several times we've been driving to LA and dan's taken that 17 miles winding road down to the beach to give me back some joyful childhood. i would love to go again, but dan hates beach camping. why i like it besides there is so much to DO (collect shells, seaweed wim, play in water check out tide pools) is there are no snakes that can crawl in tents etc. having lived in the woods, i am snake shy. yr photos are so romantic.
Jul. 31st, 2007 12:18 am (UTC)
I haven't had a problem with snakes....so far. *crosses fingers*

But yes, nothing relieves stress like settin' up camp and strolling on a pristine Northern, CA beach. Sigh.....
Jul. 30th, 2007 05:10 am (UTC)
I liked it too.

Next time though, be more adamant about me putting on sun screen. My nose will thank you.
Jul. 31st, 2007 12:58 am (UTC)
Next time I'll pull out a knife when I suggest you put on some sunscreen.
Jul. 30th, 2007 07:35 am (UTC)
gorgeous pics
Jul. 30th, 2007 11:55 am (UTC)
Jul. 30th, 2007 01:11 pm (UTC)
Wow Babe, you did it again. Shared created beauty for us land locked folks! Glad you had a good time and sorry to hear Dirk got sun burn. Next time he should just stop and think!

Love ya lots,
Jul. 30th, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC)
We are from that area (Eureka), and sometimes, not too often but sometimes, I really miss it. Those pictures did the trick.
Jul. 31st, 2007 12:10 am (UTC)
Being trapped in this hot-ass valley, I'm wondering why you just miss the Eureka area sometimes and not all the time?
Jul. 31st, 2007 12:32 am (UTC)
Fabulouso!!! I love the bottom picture. It looks like a place where nessy slugs would hide, though.
Jul. 31st, 2007 01:48 am (UTC)
Apparently they have an annual banana slug festival there.
Aug. 2nd, 2007 07:18 pm (UTC)
Slugs are freaking nasty! I would have to question the sanity of anyone attending a slug festival.
Jul. 31st, 2007 03:34 am (UTC)
We didn't see any slugs.
Jul. 31st, 2007 04:45 am (UTC)
Thanks for posting those pix. Looks like it was a beautiful place to spend some time.
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