Autumn 2014 – Photos of Road Trip – 4/5

Sebastopol, Northern California – October 19, 2014

This Denver-to-San-Francisco road trip began with Photos 1/5.     (For past nuclear issues blogposts, see here.)   This blogpost is the fourth in a series of traveling-in-autumn-2014 photos, as I drive with a friend from Belgium (Bas) from Denver to San Francisco.  Unless otherwise noted, all photos © Michaël Van Broekhoven, All Rights Reserved.  Disclaimer, Do-not-share policy & Fair Use Statement.

Below:  After a glimpse of the Southwest, I have been slightly less in the mood for constant photography, so much of the distance, from Moab, by way of Salt Lake, to the California coast, is to be left to your imagination.  Pretty scenery, interrupted by urban sprawl and a very dry central valley, to arrive in lovely Northern California.  Such a distinct vibe…

Since we’re just north of San Francisco now, this pretty much shows the route taken:

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Not representative of the variety of landscapes passed through, some more photos since leaving Arches National Park near Moab, Utah:

In friend’s front yard:

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Bonnevile Salt Flats in the Utah dessert near the Nevada state border were mostly flooded:

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Last time I took some pics there, it was dry as could be, see my end of July 2012 sunrise photo.  Along I-80 West, Pilot Mountain:

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I-80 West through Nevada is a lot of variations of… pretty much this:

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After camping along a very dusty sandy road somewhere in Nevada past Winnemucca, we crossed over the Sierras by way of Truckee, Donner Lake and Nevada City:

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And after the hot and congested Central Valley, into the wine country and rolling hills of oaks…

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Near Clearlake:

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And a swing by Sebastopol for coffee, and Farmer’s Market…

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Next: The Mightly Pacific Ocean…  (= next blogpost from San Francisco.);  

I have not seen the Pacific since I walked on a beach just north of Iwaki, in the Fukushima Prefecture, Japan, less than 15 miles South of the ongoing Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear disaster site, see my Nov 18, 2013 blogpost, “A Visit to Fukushima, Cut Short. With PHOTOS and Reflections.

The first blogpost in this short road trip with Bas series started @ the Denver International Airport: see @ Photos 1/5.

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