Saturday, 2 January 2016

Fortuna CA to Visalia CA (761 kms/473 miles)

Road travel days - necessary evils of this travel time!!

We were only going to go to Fresno but there was still daylight to burn so we headed for Visalia. Not much further, but every kilometer is one kilometer closer to our goal!!

Heading through the Redwood Forest and Highway

Weird pictures but my new camera seems to be fast enough that even in
the semi-dark, it picked up the centre focus but allowed the sides to be blurred....

Really cool area by Garberville CA. Redwood Forest......

...and yes there is frost!!!

Down near Napa.....grey and foggy.

This route takes you almost to the Golden Gate Bridge. We actually take the I-580E towards Richmond/Oakland. Over the very large, two level Richmond Bridge. Pretty cool.



Looking towards San Francisco and the Golden Gate bridge
That's it. Hard, as usual, to get decent road pictures. Combined with dirty windows and grey and foggy skies for part of the drive.....well, that's all of the above! 

I thought this picture was kinda funny. This huge gas truck had a small little fire extinguisher mounted on the back right (just below the red stripe on the tank). Not sure if it would help in case of fire. I would suggest just running away as far and as fast as possible!!
That's it. tucked in at LaQuinta Inns & Suites in Visalia until our departure tomorrow morning at 7:30 am. Next stop "should" be Oasis Palms RV Resort down by the Salton Sea. We were there on our big US tour in January 2014. Looking forward to seeing it again.....oh, and those date milkshakes at the Date Factory just up the road as well!!
Thought for the Day: You don’t have to attend every argument you are invited to.


  1. Sounds like you are starting to feel the effects of long travel days. It's time to take a break soon.
    Be Safe and Enjoy!

    It's about time.

  2. Looks like you are making some great time and that the weather has been very cooperative!

  3. You are finally in the warmer weather and it will only get better from now on. Enjoy the journey.