This is Petrolia. To say that Monica and Will live off the beaten path would be an understatement. To get to petrolia, you have to exit the 101 and then basically drive through a redwood forest and over a mountain range on a tiny almost 2 lane road where you pass maybe 4 cars in an hour and a half. You drive through a ‘town’ called honeydew. And then 20 minutes after that you are in Petrolia.
Monica and Will live there in this yurt. They grow their own vegetables, have 39 chickens, operate on solar power and both work for non profits helping to restore the king range and mattole river to their original glories. Monica is due any day now so these pictures show her at almost 9 months along. I feel like monica and will are almost always smiling.
About 10 minutes away is the coast where we took a long walk on a basically deserted stretch of beach and I found a rock I liked. I took a picture so that I could leave it where I found it; such is the lost coast.