Monday, August 12, 2013

the sea ranch

The Sea Ranch is a little oceanside community about 3 hours north of San Francisco.  It's known for its distinctive architecture - low, angular homes out of silvery/grey wood. Lots of vacation rentals. Spent a beautiful couple of days here with some great friends, checking out Point Arena Lighthouse (warning: that link makes a fun noise), the guy who makes tiles in a little shop outside of Gualala, yoga at the rec center, dinner at the Sea Ranch Lodge, and, of course, losing money in the nickel slots at a casino (?!?). With all that, not much time for pictures, but below are a few from the trip.

Driving comments for future reference: The trip there was exactly three hours; 101 then cutting over to Valley Ford Road before Santa Rosa, then driving up Highway 1 through Jenner and beyond. Really spectacular drive. For the way home which took about a half an hour longer, we went East on Annapolis Road right out of Sea Ranch - very wind-y and one way at some points but another gorgeous drive. This connected to Skaggs Spring Road, then Dry Creek Road, then you're in Healdsburg! 101 all the way home after that.

Pretty ocean vistas:

The Sea Ranch Lodge: 

Our Place:

Point Arena Lighthouse:

You know I love me some birds. Pelicans: 

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