It is beautiful up there! I wish I was rich so I could just fly up there whenever I wanted! Since I'm back home now.. (Of course I wish the same thing so I could go to Disneyland whenever I want too!)
My daughters best friend graduated from Humboldt about 3 years ago, and we drove down to Ferndale when we went up for her graduation! Its such an awesome little town! My daughter and her fiance wanted to figure out a way for me to get some brew from the Lost Coast back with me... but it would of been hard to put in my carry on!!
Old Town Eureka is located right next to Humboldt Bay and across from Woodly Island. So of course being so close to water you get some great views of nautical vessels.
There's no need to fear, the Coast Guard is here! Ok, yeah that was bad...
Various ships docked off of Woodley Island, across from the Old Town waterfront.
At one time I believe this was a railroad depot/station, but its now called The Adorni Recreation Center, used for public functions.
True to part of its history and heritage, fishing is still important in the area.
A close up of what I think are juniper berries. (I’m not much of a botanist ....oh purty flower... thats as close as I get to taxonomy.
One of the attractions of the area is The Gazebo, which is a focal point for the downtown area.
One of the many buildings still undergoing restoration.
Forget your watch? No problem! This way you can keep and eye on that supposed 2 hour parking limit!
Little know penguin fact # 1. One of my downfalls, if you want to call it that is books. And not just places like Barnes and Nobel and Borders. I am infatuated with old/used book stores. I can spend not only hours and hours in them, but more of my money than I should.
This is one of the book stores we found.
This is one of the other ones....
And did we venture in? By some cosmic twist of fate or alignment of planets or something, I managed to NOT go in to either one. One reason was we had already been running around for some time, and needed to get home to fix dinner, and another was little know penguin fact # 2. (See below)
One of my other obsessions is post cards. I have over 500 of them ranging in age from the early 1900’s to current ones. We had already found a little antique shop that had post cards for 50 cents (), many of them the type that I have paid $3-$5 in other antique stores. (Pre 1930’s) Lets just say I spent enough on that, I didn’t need to damage my checking account anymore by going into the book store.
Romano Gabriel was an artist who worked in wood, and who created a large display of his creations in his front yard. After his death in 1977, his work was collected and put in a storefront window fore everyone to enjoy.
Of course as we were walking up to the display, I looked at my daughter and started to sing....
..its a world of laughter, a world of tears, its a world of hopes, its a world of fear.....
It was just to good an opportunity to pass up!