Boy, who knew it would take from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm to drive 180 miles? And it is hard driving from Saulsalito to just north of Fort Bragg. The scenery is to die for. Almost every curve we zip around opens onto another coastline vista that is even more spectacular than the last. I love the idea of hugging the coastline, and we're certainly doing that!
However, Highway 1 in this area is mostly 2 narrow lanes of hairpin curves. When we stopped at Sea Ranch to get out of the car and stretch, there's this sort of older guy in the parking lot who says they've stopped so the other person in his car can take a Valium. The curves after curves were too much for him. He also said that the man he is traveling with--a gorgeous blond guy--is transgender and he's going to have a sex change, and become a beautiful woman, and find a handsome man, and be set for life. While he's saying this, the gorgeous young blond guy is shyly smiling at us. He doesn't seem to mind that the older guy is talking so personally (and outrageously) about him. What strangers will tell you.
We still have miles and miles to go. This is our last reservation of the trip, and from now on we can stop when we're worn out, which we are.