Wk24-2018 (May 14-15) Eureka to Klamath River and Crater lake

We left Eureka and we are eastwards bound. We follow the highway through the mountains and forests. It is unbelievable the number of trees we see.

We leave the highway and follow the beautiful mountain roads. At some places a little narrow but we did not encounter any problems.

Beautiful mountain ranges

We pass through small village, a cafe and a well maintained church. Along the road we see many postboxes but no houses. These are hidden far from the paved road.

We follow the course of the River Klamath.

Crossing bridges

…. and deeper we move into the canyon.

In the afternoon we find a beautiful place along the banks of the Klamath River. Here we setup camp, install the solar-panel and take a dive into the river. This is one of the most beautiful locations we camped. Next morning again a dive in the river to waken up, breakfast, a walk with the dogs and we continue our journey.




Wk24-2018 (May 13) Eureka (ca)

Today we visited Eureka.  The temperature is about 16 degr. but we have sun. Together with the dogs we explored the town, had coffee on a ‘terrace’. Additionally we did our weekly shoppings.
Following a photo impression of the town:

Eureka  is the principal city and county seat of Humboldt County in the Redwood Empire region of California.

The city is located on U.S. Route 101 on the shores of Humboldt Bay, 270 miles (430 km) north of San Francisco and 100 miles (160 km) south of the Oregon border. At the 2010 census, the population of the city was 27,191, and the population of Greater Eureka was 45,034.

Eureka is the largest coastal city between San Francisco and Portland, Oregon,  and the westernmost city of more than 25,000 residents in the 48 contiguous states. 

It is the regional center for government, health care, trade, and the arts on the North Coast north of the San Francisco Bay Area. Greater Eureka, one of California’s major commercial fishing ports, is the location of the largest deep-water port between San Francisco and Coos Bay, a stretch of about 500 miles (800 km). 

The headquarters of both the Six Rivers National Forest and the North Coast Redwoods District of the California State Parks System are in Eureka.

As entrepôt for hundreds of lumber mills that once existed in the area, the city played a leading role in the historic West Coast lumber trade.

The entire city is a state historic landmark, which has hundreds of significant Victorian homes, including the nationally recognized Carson Mansion, and the city has retained its original 19th-century commercial core as a nationally recognized Old Town Historic District.





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Wk24-2018 Hwy 1 from Anchor Beach to (June 7 to 11) Eureka (CA)

From Anchor beach were we stayed three nights we moved north to Caspar Bay Beach also to stay here 3 nights. These were  calm relaxing days en the dogs enjoyed the beach so much.

Driving from Caspar Bay to `Eureka (CA) our next destination  again we were  confronted with the most beautiful views the Hwy 1 had to offer.

This area is familiar for its redwood forest. We could not leave this before we first made a picture of the ‘Drive Thru Tree’, unbelievable, 2400 years of age.

And some rest in the surrounding park, a wonderful opportunity for the dogs to enjoy the green grass

Redwood State Park, amazing that trees from the fairytale do exist.

Amazing in size this is really impressive.

The forest is well protected and only a small part is open to the public. For us with the dogs we only could visit a restricted area but still, amazing what nature created.

.In the middle of this all the ‘Elk Prairie’

and the elks were waiting.



Wk23-2018 (June 7) Anchor Beach (CA)

Today we stay at Anchor beach (ca). A day enjoying the sun, the beach and giving the dogs a full day of attention.

Gerie performed het exercise with the dogs along the beach. 

Holes in the stones as a result of cavitation bu the waves.

The ‘house’ of a crab

Perfect weather today

The dogs enjoy the day at the beach, footprints in the sand.

.Again found a ball, this time it was not easy, it was hidden in the rock and LUna had to find her way up. Smart dog.

Beach view to the south.

Beach view to the north.

Anchor Bay Beach campsite.

The campsite at the waterfront.

We are located at the ‘Honeymoon Suit’, a lot of space for the dogs.

Here the drone pilot/photographer.



Wk23-2018 (June 06) Napa to Highway 1 (California)

The dogs are waiting till we are ready to leave. The know the ritual. Just before we are  ready they want to get in the back of the truck.

We leave Napa on our way to the west coast.

When we get out of the hills, the Pacific Ocean is right in front of us.

What a beautiful sight, the seals are on the beach warming up in the early spring sun

On the cliffs we meet Jerry, he is making a small tour as his wife is disabled. Just to get out of the house for a few hour. Jerry is a friendly open minded guy who still enjoys life at his 85 years of age.

Highway 1, we were warned for the addicted scenery and they are right.

All along the 60 miles that we drove up to now along the coast, at every there is a new astonishing  view.

The road follows the curves of the hills. Sometimes a normal road but also places where it narrows at elevations of approximately 300m

But at Anchor Bay Beach, elevation ZERO. Here we setup camp. With our Sterling, Arctic Fox combination this takes approximately 2 minutes. Ready … and now time for the beach.

Also here a magnificent scenery rolls out. White sand, black rocks and all alone for us at that moment.

Flora finds its way in the narrow gaps between the rocks.

The colours attract the ones attention

But not only the flora, also people enjoy a good wine in the setting sun.

The dogs behave so good so now it is time for Banya and Luna to enjoy the beach. Their play with the ball, chasing the birds end enjoying each-others company.

.Back at the truck we enjoy this view, the Pasivic Ocean at out feet.

Time for evening dinner asparagus, broccoli and….,.

… a good steak from the Whole Foods stores, a steak without hormones or antibiotics and almost tripe the price of the standard growth exploded steak what you mostly see in the shops.



WK23-2018 KING

De geschiedenis van KING begint in 1902 in Sneek, daar werd in de kleine bakkerij van familie De Vries pepermunt gemaakt. Pepermunt was al eeuwen bekend en werd meestal in brokken verkocht, later werd het uitgestoken in diverse maten tabletten. De bakkersfamilie was zijn tijd ver vooruit en besloot in 1922 de goedlopende pepermunt tot het merk KING om te dopen.

Het pepermuntje werd een hit. KING staat al sinds 1922 voor Kwaliteit In Niets Geëvenaard. Niet alleen de kwaliteit maar ook de naamsbekendheid van KING is nog steeds ongeëvenaard: meer dan 99% van de Nederlanders kent het pepermuntmerk.

Aanvankelijk was pepermunt in trek als medicinale remedie. Daarom werd KING pepermunt als een “opwekkend” en “verkwikkend” medicijn geadverteerd. Tegenwoordig claimt KING geen medicinale werking meer van de pepermunt, maar toch heeft KING naast het verfrissen van de mond een stimulerende werking op de maag en het spijsverteringskanaal. Daarmee is KING Pepermunt meer dan een lekkernij. KING is voor de reiziger meer dan een verfrissing. Vele jaren heb ik in het buitenland gewerkt en één van de connecties met het thuisland was een KING pepermuntje, traditioneel overhandigd op een van mijn laatste verlofdagen in Nederland door mijn buren. Bij elk pepermuntje in die tijd gingen de gedachten even naar het thuis front. Cees en Toke hiervoor mijn hartelijke dank … en dat we deze traditie door jullie in het leven geroepen nog maar lang vol mogen houden.

De KING bij ‘Anchor Beach Bay’ aan de Californische kust met op de achtergrond the Pacific Ocean.




Wk23-2018 (5 and 6 June) to California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley is all about WINE, processed wine, wine technology and volume with quality. As far as the eye can see there are vin-yards.

Between these endless fields the wine plants. Producing wine by a controlled process to deliver each year a the required quality.

The fields are well kept, clean from weeds and irrigated.


The wine in Napa is anchored in the community.

It provides jobs to Americans but also many, many Mexicans, they even have their own radio channels.


Visiting Napa you are morally obliged to join a session of wine tasting.

Entering the tasting hall, the wall was decorated with an impressive wine storage.

The vin-yard was dog friendly so the dogs were allowed to enter the garden.

After more than 2 hours of tasting some good wines, certainly not fabulous, we left without any purchases.