First stop was a wine and olive olive oil tasting place. Couple of bottles of wine and a couple bottles of olive oil and we were off to the next place.
Second stop was not so good. Wine wasn't to our liking and the prices were steep.
Back on the road, the option was lunch and another winery (somewhere in the county) or lunch back at the park. We chose the park. It's a democratic society, camping is.
|Hills are recovering after the fires last year|
|You can see the same section from another angle|
|The other side of the lake|
Wednesday morning found me out in the kayak attempting to get a Thin Mint down far enough to entice a fish. I guess it just wasn't anything they wanted. So I attached myself to the dock and threw out some PB. Add fish #4 to the list. .
Later in the day the Bass (some quite huge) started circling a fish ball of, I'm guessing a shad of some type. Every once in a while they would dive through and the shad would scatter just like you see on national Geographic. The best photo I could get in the one below.
Later that day while dinner (Tri-Tip, we eat well on vacation) was on the BBQ, I walked down to the lake right by the trailer. I figured if the fish were over by the dock, why wouldn't they be over here?
|Wednesday fishing spot|
Here is what happened:
This was our 6th year camping at Upper Lake. I guess you can say I now have a fish for each of those 6 years. The Tri-Tip was excellent along with home grown tomato's and Mozzarella with Balsamic Vinegarette dressing.
And, of course, ending the day with a sunset picture.
We'll be back next year. Our reservations are already set starting 8/30/2020 for 5 days.
Our next trip is the North Coast Redwoods in 11 days.
With that, I'll leave you with a couple of extra photos.
|Crane on the fishing dock. Dinner????|
|Ken & Ranae|
|Their motor home|
|The swimming dock|
Hendy Woods State Park, next stop.
Cool vacation, Mark, tinged with wines of varying quality & thin mints for the trout, plus inspirational sunsets to boot. Glad it all worked out!ReplyDelete
It's always good to land fish while vacationing. The wine tasting is an added bonus. Thanks for sharing
Sounds like a relaxing getaway. Friends, fish, food...a little wine... Perfection! Looking forward to more from the redwoods!ReplyDelete