Photographer's Note

It has been years since we have driven Highway 1 north of San Francisco. I actually liked the drive better than Highway 1 south of San Francisco; perhaps because it was a change. However, I think it is because the Highway 1 between Carmel and Monterey is a huge traffic jam due to the population explosion in the area. Fort Bragg is the largest town along Highway 1 between Eureka and San Francisco with a population of only 7000 in the 2000 census. The southern part of Hwy1 might be more popular; I suspect fog is more prevalent on the north coast. This was the last sun of the day. Certainly the road has the same spectacular view, the drive is easier and I found the choices of restaurants more attractive. The yellow building on the right edge of the photo is the Wharf. The day we were there, the fish tacos were served on hand-made corn tortillas a rare treat!!
The Coast Highway bridge over the Noyo River frames the Ft Bragg harbor. You can see the red and green l markers for the channel. The boats are moored further up-river. Wikipedia has a great aerial shot that shows this very interesting harbor to the best advantage. The town was built in 1857 as a military post and was maintained by the military until 1864. The post was named for Captain Braxton Bragg, a Mexican-American War veteran and later a general in the Confederate Army. The Fort Bragg in North Carolina is named after the same man.

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