Mendocino, California

Left Coast Travel

Of all the beautiful places on the Left Coast, Mendocino is special to me. Never lived there, but visited often.

View from the Headlands

View from the Headlands

During the week this small artist town is generally quiet, except maybe during summer. Hiking along the cliffs of the Mendocino Headlands, looking out over the glistening deep blue Pacific Ocean, maybe a picnic lunch on one of the benches along the path always made the long, winding drive through Anderson Valley worth it.

Hiking along the cliffs

Hiking along the headlands


Mendocino Headlands

Mendocino Headlands

There was always a surprise or two waiting to be discovered while meandering around the village.Sonoma County 2013 226

Small shops teeming with locally crafted artwork, jewelry, paintings, and of course the usual knick-knacks sold to visitors. Old water towers, brilliant orange-colored California poppies, small wooden houses and windswept old trees, wine bars and micro breweries help you slow down and relax. Should you ever find yourself in the neighborhood, be sure to take the time and explore this area.Sonoma County 2013 163

Check this out!

Check this out!

A most enchanting Flower Garden

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My passions in life are vegetarian cooking, gardening, photography, writing, good books, traveling and nature. Thanks for stopping by, Sabine

12 thoughts on “Mendocino, California”

  1. Hi Sabine! Marlene was so kind as to send a link to your new blog. Your photos are spectacular. I love coastal, beachy areas. We were in that area last year; simply stunning! I’ll look forward to reading more as your blog develops! My best to you and our other classmates.


    • Thanks Missy! I miss your wonderful writing in class! If you are around, I’d love to meet for coffee sometime. keep in touch and I’ll check out your blog. If you get back down there, check out Lost Cove and Point Reyes National Seashore!Just as spectacular and worth a visit.


      • Thanks for the invite for coffee, Sabine. If I am remembering correctly, you are quite the connosoisseur. One of my recent posts talked about my search for a new go-to coffee spot. I think I’ve found it, complete with a cardamom latte. I look forward to seeing how your blog progresses.


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  3. Hi Sabine. just dropping by after reading Marlene’s blog and she mentioned to you! Love the pictures. Have been to Northern California many time but not sure that I ever been to Mendocino. Will definitely plan to check it out next time I’m in the area.


  4. I did head over to Youtube for a peak at the garden, Spectacular! The Irises were perfection. Thanks for linking. Came by way of Defeat Despair.


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