I tucked into an amazing eggs Benedict with wild salmon, and Mike had a large omelette, before Mike drove me into Sebastopol for an interview with a local radio station.
Later on Mike and I were back in Occidental, having ridden the 7 miles from Sebastopol..
Elizabeth had a stable and a small paddock waiting for the horses.
I had chosen this route as it followed virtually the only quiet road I could find leading down to the coast to the north of San Francisco. It came out at a small place called Salmon Creek, just to the north of Bodega Bay, where Hitchcock's iconic film 'The Birds' was set. We drove over for a recce, and to leave the trailer in a convenient spot. I was amazed when we came over the brow of the hill into Bodega Bay to see the bay view that is so familiar from the film. It was a must to have a seafood dinner in The Tides restaurant overlooking the bay, which was used as a location for the film - here is a clip from the movie...
In front of the house that doubled up as the schoolhouse in the film. It is actually located a little further inland at Bodega, and not right on the coast the film scenes would suggest.
The next day Easter Saturday April 15th was THE DAY, and Mike and I treated ourselves to another Howard Station Café breakfast before setting off along Coleman Park Rd to the coast.
Is that the Pacific Ocean I can see in the distance behind Mike and Mo?...