Mendocino was our first stop north of San Francisco. Think, Akaroa, but exempt of any modern buildings at all, a slightly creepy 'Crucible' vibe, but plenty of organic and wild souls around.
Our 'lodging' had a private track that led to this beach:
The owners cooked up a great organic breakfast, and had limitless coffee and cookies on tap...
This fishing boat had divers jumping off it. Pretty rugged and real.