Marshall, Marin County, CAF, Aug 10 , 2015
In the last 3 days we rode southward from Fort Bragg, heading back to San Francisco. In my imagination and experience of a few shorelines ( Florida, Costa Brava in Spain, French Riviera), I was expecting lots of constructions along the coast, whether preempted by rich people or exploited to the last square foot by land developer. But the fact of the matter is that this coast is absolutely intact and wild, except very few scattered houses. I wonder which laws have made it possible, but this is the reality: whether inland or along the coast, California remains a jewel of pristine nature. Landscape and climate change all the time, from chilly and maritime to dry and Mediterranean. Small windy roads devoid of any traffic lead to scattered cattle and dairy farms. No harsh winter cold, no stiffling summer heat, bikers can ride all year around. Heaven on earth!