Day 4 proved to be a day of adventure, which is necessary on any long journey. Our day began with a hearty breakfast at Denny’s in Eureka before taking off for our longest day of driving yet. We found ourselves in the early afternoon winding our way speedily through the hills and meadows, past ocean vistas in a line of over 20 vintage Volkswagen. The karmann ghias where put up front and found themselves dipping and diving through each curve, the bugs weren’t far behind and the buses cruised along music going windows down as the breeze blew in.
We made a sudden stop at a gas station in Fort Bragg for one karmann ghia in need of repair, and decided to take lunch at the North Coast Brewery, others went ahead for a quick bite at the Chowder House in Point Arena. The day was spent by most either enjoying the afternoon beach side for lunch or powering down Highway 1 in small groups.
Cruisers reconvened at the “rendezvous” gas stop in Bodega Bay where we were met by some local karmann ghia and bus owners. Our trip continued forth from there. San Francisco is a difficult city to navigate so many Treffeners where given the option to meet up at Mark Merrills in the morning, meet us at the bridge for a photo, or come grab a drink later on in the evening.
After Bodega Bay the real adventure began, a local took the lead and led us through the last leg of highway one. It made the drive longer than we had all expected but, the views from Stinson Beach where amazing. Heron dove down into the ocean grabbing fish and we drove by, the sun hung low as we made our way slowly past small shops and sleepy towns.
We arrived at the Golden Gate Bridge late, but fortunately for us the fog from earlier in the day had started to clear up just enough to see the arches and get a few really great photos.