Another gray, chilly day. The area we walked was really nice – through the neat, historic little town of Mendocino, then the smaller town of Albion with nice rural areas and scenic coastline between the two. We had 3-4 miles of alternate roads which got us off the highway for a bit.
However, about a mile south of Mendocino we weren’t really able to enjoy our surroundings because it became a never-ending struggle against heavier-than-expected traffic on the mostly shoulder-less highway. We were mentally exhausted by the time we reached Albion – but thankful for a safe day and that there was always just enough room to plant a foot and stay put to wait for a break in traffic.
After a wonderful church service yesterday, we went out to scout our route for the rest of the week. We have all of our bus stops nailed down – today went flawlessly with the bus. Mendocino Transit Authority seems to be very accommodating with flag stops. No need to arrange them in advance and as long as we pick reasonable places, they will stop. I’ll be able to use them for about 100 more miles!
When we got back into Fort Bragg we went to Noyo Harbor for dinner with the pastors of our host church, Krystal and Kris, at a place called Django’s. Interestingly, Django’s is right next to where Larry & I have been parking to eat our dinner on several nights while we’ve been here. With the marine layer, there haven’t been any sunsets to see – so we chose to sit at the harbor area on these foggy nights and watch the fishing boats come in while we eat. Very peaceful….
Here’s a photo I took on Saturday night, with Django’s in the foreground:
While walking by the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon (who is called Peter) and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. And he said to them, “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.” ~ Matthew 4:18-19