Redwoods & More

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Something new, me thinks. A poetic guide to see a coast.

Submitted: July 12, 2017

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Some come in sandals,

Shorts, and a Tee,

As soft summer breezes

Roll in from the sea.

Everywhere they look

There are giants around

Reaching to heaven

From their place on the ground.

 

Some wear boots

And some sport a Cane

Some come in winter,

In the fog, and the rain.

They've come here to see them,

The giants of old.

The towering Redwoods

Are a sight to behold.

 

Words don't describe them,

You must see them up close,

You must smell them and touch them

On the California coast.

Come visit their forests,

There is more than just one,

And if you plan your trip right,

You can get it all done.

 

First you see Frisco,

Ride cable-cars to the bay.

When you leave you drive north,

Yes North, by the way.

Now, if you're in a hurry,

Then take North 101

And when you reach Humboldt,

You're there, but not done.

 

After Humboldt STATE Park,

It is North you still go

To the National Redwoods,

At Orick. You know?

Then on to Crescent City

And Highway --- 199

But that is the last trees,

So linger --- for a time.

 

Did you say you want beaches,

Some sunset too?

Then take 101 south.

That's what you do.

South of Eureka,

Fields Landing is the plan,

There is miles of beaches

To play in the sand.

 

You say you want somewhere,

That is different to stay,

How about Ferndale?

It is right on the way!

It's like visiting the past

And is loads of fun

Two movies were filmed there,

Majestic was one.

 

You say you want more,

Some scenery, like no other?

Then drive on to Leggett

And Highway #1, brother.

Drive South on the shoreline,

At Fort Bragg, rest the night

'cause the drive back to Frisco,

Is just out of sight!

 

D. Thurmond / JEF --- 07-11-2017

 


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