Moving farther down the California coast, we spent a few days in Trinidad. We went on a couple hikes in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park. The first and longest was the Lady Bird Johnson Trail.
It's amazing to me that a lot of the trees have been burned out inside, but are still alive.
Hmmm... I guess this was easier than removing the tree...
We also did the short hike to "The Big Tree."
And who can resist the Corkscrew Tree!
The harbor in Trinidad is a little unusual. There is no boat ramp - boats have to be lifted onto this gizmo, and lowered down tracks into the water.
This sea lion was watching the show -
Or maybe having a conversation with this guy...
There were lots of sea birds watching too.
Two of us went on a hike on the Trinidad Head loop trail. It was fantastic!
No!!! Don't jump!!!
Several times, the trail went through a carefully trimmed tunnel.
We had beautiful views in all directions.
The big surprise was this cross. At first I thought it was a tombstone, but it's far from it!
After a little googling, I found out that in 1775, a Spanish expedition marched to the summit of Trinidad Head, and erected a wooden cross, taking possession in the name of Charles III of Spain! The wooden cross has since been replaced by granite. But apparently, this was intended to be a part of Spain!
The loop was very interesting, including this young lady with dreadlocks down to her knees!
I had gone on the loop trail to see the lighthouse, but it is no longer visible.
So I drove south along the coast hoping to get a view. But the only shot I got was of this building. The lighthouse is around the corner and only visible from the ocean.