From Fort Ross northward past Fort Bragg a few miles, Highway 1 sticks close to the water’s edge. The scenery is so spectacular it’s hard to keep your eyes on the road. So be sure and stop as often as possible. You won’t be sorry. Although we don’t show it in the video we include here, I highly recommend spending a little time in and around the town of Point Arena. Curiously, its lighthouse sits on an exposed point closer to Hawaii than any other spot in the contiguous United States. Still, however, it’s quite a swim to Waikiki. So staying dry and moving north along Highway 1, there are many state parks to visit before and after Fort Bragg. When the road finally gives way to the formidable Lost Coast (see our related stories) you’ll spend some lovely time following the Eel River before retrieving the coast just south of Eureka. We don’t include the Eel River country in this video either, but we’ll post what we have on that gorgeous region in the months ahead. It’s a terrific and diverse destination with old-growth forests, interesting small towns, strange roadside attractions and the river itself. Stay tuned for more. But don’t wait for us. We look forward to seeing your pictures and videos and reading your notes about Highway 1, the Eel River and anywhere else you love to travel.