These first two photos were taken from the same vantage point, looking left then right, along Route 1 just north of the town of Fort Bragg, California. These are slightly inland but, as you can see, not far from the water (which is where the fog is). These were taken around 330pm local time. I stayed in this location for about 10 minutes and could see the visibility towards the house and trees diminish to the left and the clouds encroach further up the hillside on the right.:
Just a little further up the road – right next to the ocean. The bright white below the clouds are actually the waves crashing up against the shore:
If you look closely at this last picture you’ll see two people standing on a bank out by the water.
A little further north the road turned inland and started to climb a series of mountains, becoming winding and slow. I also drove through a few more groves of redwood trees, again making the use of headlights prudent even though it was only 4 o’clock in the afternoon on a bright and sunny day (inland!). I finally reached “The 101” near the town of Leggett and drove south to Ukiah where I am staying for a few nights. More blog posting and two loads of laundry await me.
I will visit the coastal areas again on Thursday. Hopefully the fog will have dissipated by the time I get there but we’ll have to see what nature has in store for me.