Day 19

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Novato, CA—-Redwood National Park, CA

233,470 km on the odometer 

Made today a bit longer than it needed to be, but the drive was pretty. I headed north up the 101 upon leaving Novato then cut off to the 128 across the Anderson Valley and connected to the 1. Just beautiful.  Simple as that.  Stopped at Glass Beach which was surprisingly slightly underwhelming.  Kept moving and got into the Redwood National Park area late-ish.  Kept circling for camping and drove close to 30 extra miles looking for a suitable camping spot.  One of the pitfalls of having a trip relatively unplanned and open ended, night time accommodations can prove difficult in some places.  Finally settled on an overgrown piece of land which looked like a home once stood there, but the plot was free of no trespassing signs and no camping signs, so I went for it.  I was hungry, or should I say hangry, and settled for eating a granola bar for dinner, not my best camp dinner.  

On one of my many circles on the few smaller roads in the area I was graced with being able to watch a mama black bear with her two cubs cross the road.  Bomba and I watched patiently enjoying the sight before they slipped into the brush on the other side and disappeared into the dense growth of ferns.