Our initial plans were to drive up to Mendocino but we wanted to explore Port Reyes a bit more, so we decided to stay another night, unfortunately the hostel was fully booked, so we had to find other accommodation we did not have to travel far to find a very nice hotel, called Point Reyes Seashore Lodge. 10021 Costal Highway 1. P. O. Box 39, Olema, CA 94950. Tel: +1 415 663 9000. Fax +1 415 663 9030. The lady at the reception gave us a suite for a good price:
The hotel is in a town called Olema which has a population of 30!
After securing the nights accommodation we had to eat, well this does make you hungry!!! We drove to the next town called Point Reyes and ate at Station House Cafe. The choice for vegetarians is limited. Sangeet had a salad with fries (their fries are cooked in vegetable oil and separately from the meat, fish etc. so I had onion rings! A healthy lunch!! – can you tell I have taken on a yogic diet!!
Tip: wait 20 to 30 minutes, usually you get a local ordering a fantastic dish which is not even on the menu!
There was a grocery store nearby so after eating we walked there to stock up on supplies, you know the usual essentials, nachos and salsa!
Afterwards, we decided to burn off the lunch and took a walk on the Chimney Rock trail. The views were amazing, we were fortunate to see elephant seals. On the walk back the fog was coming in thick and fast, it was great! As we drove back to Olema the fog started to rise and the temperate rose from 52 degrees F to 58 degrees F.
Walk to the coast
Birds drying themselves!
Fog closing in
Afterwards we arrived back at the hotel to make use of the room.
Me being artistic!!
View from our bed