As soon as the tires hit the pavement of US1 in Mendocino on Sunday we went in search of coastal access, and it did not take more than a few minutes to find ourselves walking through the woods of Jughandle State Reserve -which led us to a grassland field. The grass swayed in the breeze-so lovely to stand and enjoy, and then pop! A raven jumped from where he was hiding in the tall grasses and slowly flew upwards, then pop! another raven jumped from his place and the two slowly flew away- sending their welcoming quorks as they went. It was a grand place to start our visit to this magical coastline area. Walking the paths worn through the grassland brought you to the sea. Hope you enjoy these photos taken along the way.