Searching for the ocean

The forecast called for another hot summer day in Santa Rosa. The best way to beat the heat is to head for the coast, where it’s usually 20 or 30 degrees cooler. Last week I pedaled out to Two Rock and Chileno Valley. Today I drove to Two Rock and parked at the church, putting me close to the ocean and in a position to explore the narrow county roads while looking for a route to the bluffs above the Pacific Ocean south of Valley Ford.

The county roads always end before reaching the ocean, transforming into ranch roads which are usually gated and marked as “private property” and “no trespassing.” But I figured there might be a way to get through. Perhaps I would encounter a rancher and be granted permission to ride to the water.

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3 response to "Searching for the ocean"

  1. By: Suzanne Posted: July 17, 2018

    Nice ride and pictures, Bill, even if you didn’t get to the ocean.

  2. By: Rich-Illinois Posted: July 18, 2018

    Beautiful ride! Interesting landscape and photos.
    Mr Snake need not worry about me ‘sharing’ the road with him, he can have it all!!

  3. By: The Navigator Posted: July 18, 2018

    Very nice ride even if you didn’t get to the ocean. Exploration is always fun! Over here, the anti-rail trail farmers use “biosecurity” as one of their reasons to try to stifle rail trail development. Biosecurity in NSW is just a fancy word for “noxious weeds”. The farmers claim rail trail users will introduce weeds in their ‘sterile’ paddocks – which is hilarious since I don’t ever see them washing truck tires or spraying down ATVs when moving between paddocks or after they’ve been to town and returned to their property!

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