Friday, June 18, 2021

2021 Father’s Day Weekend - Sea Ranch - Day 7

As I have often said, Sea Ranch is my favorite place in the world to run. There are ten miles of trail along the bluffs. Friday morning, I ran from Waveside to the house that Drew rented. Running south along the bluffs to Pebble Beach, I turned up Navigator's Reach. I crossed Highway 101 and picked up the Pilot's Reach trail. There were several steep sections that slowed me to a walk. Heading north on Sea Ridge Road, I turned on Conifer Close to get to Drew's house. After visiting with Drew and Madie, I retraced my steps back to Waveside. In total, I covered just over six miles in an hour and sixteen minutes.

After some debate about what to do for morning, we decided to go to Bowling Ball Beach. One of the interesting things about coming to Sea Ranch five times in the last eigthteen months is that we have done several things that we have never done before. Drew and Madi drove to our house and then we caravaned north towards Point Arena.
After initially hiking down the wrong trail, we found the north trail and hiked to the beach. From the driftwood pile at the bottom of the stairs, it is about 1/2 hike north along the beach to the bowling ball section. Although I expected the rocks to be larger, it is an interesting spot.

We stopped in Gualala after the hike and shopped. We picked up oysters, chicken and rice for dinner. We got tri-tip sandwiches for lunch.

Sharon, Jack and I spent a lazy afternoon at the house. While Sharon took a nap, Jack and I watched golf.

In the late afternoon, we headed to Drew's house. We got a chance to spend some time with Morgan and Lee. I brought a small soccer ball for Lee. Drew and Jack played a couple of games of Othello. Drew and I played cribbage.

I barbecued oysters as an appetizer and then chicken for dinner. Sharon made instapot risotto. We had a nice dinner and a nice visit with everyone. Eventually, Sharon, Jack and I wandered back to Waveside about 10:30 pm.

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