Here are some pictures from the gorgeous hidden cove we found on the coast yesterday, near where the Russian River flows into the Pacific, about 60 miles north of San Francisco.
The only tricky thing was that it was waaaaay at the bottom of a cliff .
Here's the cliff from the beach. See the three small dots at the very tip top? The middle dot is our red minivan.
So how did we get down, you ask? Via this narrow path (below) that at some spots bordered a sheer drop down to sharp rocks, and which put me into full Mom-freak-out mode. It's a good thing the kids have Mark. Otherwise they would never do anything remotely adventurous.