Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Memorial Day Along The Mendocino Coast

So we spent Memorial Day at the Mar Vista Cottages in Anchor Bay, CA just 50 miles south of Mendocino. It was fantastic! We rented a two bedroom cottage with our friends TheKrayberts. Tom and Renata, the owners of Mar Vista, have created a lovely sustainable and organic garden that visitors are free to graze for their evening meals. We harvested some wonderful lettuces, kale, chard and a plethory of spices. The nicest touch was the basket of fresh eggs on our doorstep each morning--still warm from laying!

Other highlights from the weekend include a visit to the Point Arena Lamb and Pork BBQ for a little local flavor, a morning spent horseback riding on the beach, the Gualala farmer's market, a visit to the Point Arena Lighthouse, an afternoon hiking through redwood forests to a waterfall and hanging out by Rod and Mark's overzealous campfire.

I posted some pictures to my flickr page, but here are some highlights:

View from our cottage at Mar Vista.

Guala Farmer's Market

TheKrayberts harvest greens for dinner at Mar Vista.

Rod harvesting herbs for dinner at Mar Vista.

Waterfall along our 6 mile hike.

Horseback riding on the beach.

View from Point Arena Lighthouse.

Point Arena locals at Lamb & Pork BBQ.


Blogger Liz said...

Wow - love the pics. This looks like a wonderful way to spend the weekend - I will have to plan something like that soon! Enjoyed seeing TheKrayberts and you guys having fun together. I can almost taste those fresh farm eggs - yum.

3:00 AM  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

sounds like the perfect trip for you... what a neat experience!

3:08 PM  
Blogger Stagg said...

Looks like an awesome weekend!

1:37 PM  

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