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Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Windermere Point - a lovely portion of Fort Ross State Historic Park

Windermere Point is found on the west side of Highway One in Sonoma County just south of Fort Ross Store. For some reason, Rick and I had never pulled in to this beautiful part of Fort Ross State Historic Park. There are lovely views from the bluffs, plus a view of Timber Cove Lodge and the famous Benny Bufano Peace statue.

Below is a view of the cove to the south.
And this is looking west.
 In the distance is the Benny Bufano Peace statue, the lodge and the cove to the north.
 This is the entrance sign - so low-key that we never paid much attention to it.
And here's Rick's car parked in the parking area - a 1980 Mercedes-Benz, 280SE. It's a great car for the Coast Highway's curves.
I will show you Fort Ross soon. It is fascinating - Russian explorers founded it 200 years ago. There are lots of celebrations going on to commemorate this anniversary. You can learn more at this link:

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