Westport to Fort Bragg

Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010
The ride from Westport to Fort Bragg is only 15 miles but I didn't feel like riding any further. Besides, I'd decided to take Wednesday as a rest day as my muscles were feeling a bit thrashed and the next town south was Mendocino which doesn't have any modestly-priced motels. (It was supposed be raining Tuesday evening and possibly the next couple of days so camping was not in the cards.)

This part of the California coast––US 1 from Westport to San Francisco––is pretty swanky; very few budget motels, but lots of B&Bs, upscale resorts and "inns," some connected with wineries or spas. That sort of thing. I've learned that anytime you see lodging that lists Wedding/Honeymoon/Romantic-Getaway Specials, it's going to be pricey. (People might go to Motel 6 for a getaway, but it's not the romantic variety.)

I guess Fort Bragg isn't a "romantic" destination because it has a number of reasonably-priced motels, such as the Surf Motel, which I checked in to on Tuesday afternoon.

Rode back into the quaint part of Fort Bragg––you could call it the "historic district"––to Headlands Coffee, a great little coffee shop which has a very Portland-esque vibe.


  1. Wish you had pics. I love seeing them.

  2. You want pictures? Oh man, you're gonna get pictures. This was the lull before the tempest.

  3. Moving Simplified We found out this morning that we may be headed to
    Fort Bragg this summer(surprising as we weren't due to PCS for another year)
    fort bragg pcs