One day I worked at Northcoast Artists Gallery from 11am.
I was able to leave the gallery 4:17pm, earlier than usual, which I was happy about.
I drove down south to get on Hwy 128.
Oh no, the road was closed because the Novaro River had been flooded. It was not a rainy day!?
I didn’t want to go back to Mendocino to get on the Comptche Ukiah Road to get to Hwy 128.
It was close to sunset. I thought it would be nice to enjoy sunset along Hwy1 where I didn’t travel for years.
The sun peeking through Big clouds was beautiful, and I enjoyed the pinkish sky of this scene.
Soon it got dark and heavy fog rolled in, making it hard to drive on a road I didn’t know well.
It was pitch dark, not many cars were driving. I followed the road not expecting such a sharp u-turn, it was shocking.
I was anxious of missing the Bodega Bay turn to get Santa Rosa or Petaluma, not wanting to go all the way to SF.
It was a such slow drive in the heavy fog and the pitch dark of a winter evening that I couldn’t figure out where I was, only that I was on Hwy 1. My navigator didn’t have reception.
I saw cars in a State Park entrance parking lot. I drove in and asked how to get Santa Rosa, finding via Petaluma was a better way to get home to Sonoma.
I got Trader Joe’s, Petaluma before they closed, to shop there. After that no fog, everything normal, smooth driving to get home. Happy ending😊.