The Chandelier Drive-Thru Redwood Tree is just one of numerous places to get close to the Giant Redwoods of California. I would like to visit others, but this is the closest. The opening was carved in the 1930's and fits a mid-sized car fairly well. However, I would be weary of trying to get an SUV through!
|Chandelier Drive-Thru Redwood Tree, Leggett, CA|
To try and wrangle me back onto my blog topic, I'll share with you my newest toy. I had just bought the Olloclip lens attachment for my iPhone and couldn't wait to play with it on this road trip. I absolutely love it! It is a 3-in-1 attachment - wide angle, macro and fisheye. On this post, you'll see a few fisheye photographs that capture the extensive views of California's natural beauty.
|Amazing Scenery on CA Highways|
|House Made Sodas & Candy Cap Creme Brulee, Mendo Bistro, Fort Bragg, CA|
The next morning we headed to the Glass Beach. Decades ago, the area around the beach was a dumping ground. Overtime, the constant pounding of the waves polished pieces of broken glass into tiny shimmering pieces in the sun. It takes a little patience to get to the shoreline with the rocky terrain, but I made it through. As I was entranced picking through pieces of glass, which you are not allowed to remove, a giant wave snuck up on us. Luckily I was wearing my favorite rain boots and Robert quickly pulled me up on a rock formation. Rain boots were definitely a must on this trip - perfect on the beach, a mix of wet sand and rocky terrain, as well as for the muddy Redwood Forests. My favorite pieces of glass were the blueish pieces, some of the harder ones to come by - so pretty!
|Glass Beach, Fort Bragg, CA|
|Corners of the Mouth, Gowan's Philo, CA, Cloverdale, CA, Golden Gate Bridge|