An Hour On The Coast Off Highway 1

I recently found a spot in the world that time seemed to slow and life became much more simple. It all started at the Cafe Aquatica in Jenner, California. There I found a few gems of the California coast along Highway 1. Now, I’m an Urbanspoon junkie and it usually leads me to some, what I would call, “hole-in-the-wall” eateries. And rarely am I disappointed – certainly not in this case!

I walked into the small store not sure what to expect. What I found was a little slice of laid-back America, intent on organic ingredients, and just plain yummy food and a great latte! Now, I love my lattes… and I love pastries…and I love being outdoors. The Cafe Aquatica gave me all those and more!

After ordering my latte, selecting my avocado/bacon “muffin”, I took them outside to sit and watch the Russian River gently roll by to the Pacific. What I found was a truly beautiful, foggy morning with lots of color and a little lady named Sierra.

First off, the “muffin” was incredible! With avocado and bacon and the muffin part tasted highly of yummy egg and the smooth, creaminess of the latte were mouthwatering. And I met a new friend, Sierra, who loved to play fetch with her ball – running right out into the river to bring it back completely wet!

And if you were interested in the rest of Jenner, California, I would recommend that you spend a weekend or a night at the Jenner By The Sea (Jenner Inn) . Unfortunately, by the time I discovered it, they were already booked for the weekend – but a cute little getaway for a relaxing weekend – especially if you want to ride the curves on your motorcycle or just wander up the coast to Fort Ross.


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More on Light & Composition – 3 new Photo of the Day winners!!

So happy to have 3 more of my photos accepted as photos of the day!

Here is my photo Green & Raindrops – taken in the Wakheena Falls area in Oregon:

green and raindrops


And then my photo Thru the Door of a ’54 – which is one of my favorite of this abandoned old truck!

from the door of a 1954


Then a cutie – Is It Safe To Come Out?

ready to meet the world