Fort Bragg on the Mendocino Coast

Last month we drove up the California coast to spend a few nights in the city of Ft. Bragg.  It’s currently a coastal tourist destination that retains that old small town character and it was a great place to visit.

I’m citing information from Wikipedia about Fort Bragg:  Fort Bragg is a coastal city along State Route 1 in Mendocino County, California. It is 24 miles (39 km) west of Willits,[8] at an elevation of 85 feet (26 m).[3] A California Historical Landmark,[7] the city was founded, prior to the American Civil War, as a military garrison rather than a fortification.[9] Fort Bragg is a tourist destination because of its picturesque views of the Pacific Ocean. Its population was 7,273 at the 2010 census.  More information can be found at this link:  Fort Bragg.

There were great opportunities to do many activities and finding some nice places to dine.  The city  prides itself of having a glass beach (small bits of broken glass ground down by the elements to mix with the sand), having coastal parks and botanical gardens, marine mammals and a couple of lighthouses.  When we arrived we found the Noyo Harbor area to have lunch and I found some doors to share on Norm Frampton’s website; if you’re puzzled by who Norm Frampton is, he’s the copyright holder of Thursday Doors, the magical portal for door posters from around the world.  Visit his website, Thursday Doors, and read and view his door postings (he always posts fantastic photos of doors) then press the doorbell, a blue button with a frog, and the door portal will open for you to view other door posts or add a post of your own.

We found the Sacred Woods sculpture yard after our lunch with all kinds art sculptures there including some old doors.

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The old doors in the sculpture yard resembled old hanging barn doors.

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These two buildings still had their doors attached.

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Jewels at the glass beach.

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We found time to shoot the sunset at the Pt. Cabrillo Lighthouse.

A photo of the coast in the early morning.

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And a whale swam past the coastal park on its migration south.

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Time passed slowly so I got to watch a white tailed kite fight with a raven.

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It was a great visit for a relaxing time on the coast.

Thanks for visiting my post and thanks to Norm 2.0 for his creation of the Thursday Doors website.  For more posts and photos of doors by others please go to: Thursday Doors.

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