Jeff and Mark at the Chilly Pacific
The boys had been badgering us for a hundred miles about when we would get to the ocean. We found a campground about 6 miles north of Trinidad, California. Along a strip of the old 101 route we stopped at Sounds of the Sea RV Park, an old, well maintained camping facility on the side away from the ocean - all the ocean front is privately owned and inaccessable.
After settling the campsite we scrambled around trying to find a beach where the boys could have their first dip in the Pacific Ocean -they were jumping up and down to get to the ocean, even though the air was very cool.
The shoreline was pretty, but it was high rocky bluffs for the most part. We finally drove about six miles south to the little town of Trinidad. We drove to the beach and the boys tested the water a little and decided it was too cold to swim - after getting everything wet and sandy and dirty of course. August 15, 1982.
Small Boat Harbor at Trinidad, California
The shoreline at Trinidad, California was pretty, but it was high rocky bluffs for the most part. We drove to the beach and the boys tested the water a little and decided it was too cold to swim - after getting everything wet and sandy and dirty of course.
We walked over to the fishing pier which reminded Brenda and I very much of the atmosphere we had enjoyed at Beaumaris in Wales. It was cool with a damp wind and the nature of the pier and harbor plus the sound of the herring gulls fighting for fish scraps made us quite nostalgic for Beaumaris. It was a lovely old harbor. August 15, 1982.
Pacific Shoreline at Trinidad, California