May 19th, 2022
I flew from Detroit to Denver. I await my row's turn to depart. Carrying my backpack and a bag in my hand I quickly feel out of breath. I step onto the tunnel connecting to the terminal and I have to stop. I could not catch my breath. I felt pressure to move on, but I needed to pause and the tunnel was wide enough to let people by. I stopped briefly, but I really did not catch my breath. I was feeling anxious because of that.
I made it to the gate and the place was packed. I needed a place to sit down. The first place I saw was arm of a chair. Linda suggested that she go to the luggage pick up and I come along. That sounded great because I could go my own pace. I only had my carry-on backpack.
I did stop a few times. I went on the moving floor. Linda found her bag and mine happened to be there.
She went off to hold the driver. I did make it down the 15 entry doors and I could not have walked further.
I collapsed in the second row and fell asleep. It was not until the next morning when I saw my pulse ox if 88 that I figured the cause of my difficulty the night before.
The name comes for the limbs forming what looks like a chandelier. A laser measuring tool has certified that the tree is 276' tall. These tunnels were cut in these coastal redwoods to promote car travel. You can imagine the damage that they have caused to these majestic aspects of nature. Luckily this practice of damaging these trees is past, but they still serve as a big attraction for tourists.
California State Route 1 is one of the longest in the country. It runs for 656 miles from Leggett south to Dana Point near Los Angeles going along the Pacific coast.
This photo makes the beach look trashy. I found out that this place was a dump and the broken glass pieces are mixed with the pebbles of the beach. I bet it looks prettier in person.
The Avenue of Giants is in the Humboldt Redwoods State Park and offers a 32 miles drive through the forest with eight stops. The park is home to the world's largest remaining contiguous old grown forest of coastal redwoods. The park was established int 1921. These redwoods can grow to be over 300 feet tall.
I knew that the first part of the ride would be on a wood chip path and the Safari has 43 tires. I like this sculture. The livery to rent kayaks is close by.
There are always couples and families along this section because there a several bridges between islands and the geese, ducks and swans are always close to shore.
I love my riding days and look to find interesting and informative items to share.
Pacific Coast Highway