Porto Bodega Revisited

We recently revisited Porto Bodega Marina and RV Park for 5 days and……other than the wind blowing crazy wild almost every moment….we had a lovely, relaxing trip. DSCN3599                 We had the exact same spot as last year. DSCN3602Here are the three rigs….ours and our friends….along with our three white trucks. These sites are very nice over all except for one thing, there isn’t any cable hook ups at these sites. And, that would be fine except that there are cable hook ups at the other sites and they charge the same rate for the ones without.  The first year we came our friends were told that they were working on fixing that. Hmmmm, I guess when you have little competition in such a desired area the management hasn’t got an urgency to attain excellence. Although there are lots of camping options in Bodega Bay, there are only two that have hook-ups and the other one is basically a parking lot. DSCN3600    This is the view from our sites.  You can see the marina and that there are sites that back right up to it. DSCN3606Here’s one view of the marina.  Sometimes we have seen seals swimming out in the lane between the boats.  I guess they’re looking for treats from the fishermen. The wind rarely let up during our stay this time.  I’m not sure if June tends to be a more blustery month than July.  But, last year, we went in July and were able to spends lots of time outdoors without being blown to bits and had a campfire every night.  We weren’t able to have one fire this time.  Anyone out there have any tips about which summer months are best in this area? We may have been blown about and chilly much of the time but that didn’t keep us from enjoying ourselves and getting lots of relaxation.  I managed to almost complete a quilting project. There were lots of walks with the dogs, fellowshipping with our friends, reading good books and…. DSCN3658 (2)                                         Charlotte got plenty of cuddle time…… DSCN3661                                        …………from anyone who was willing.

We warmed up one afternoon by going into the town of  Bodega which is a quick 5 miles or so inland.  Just that short distance meant not being pummeled by the wind and peeling off layers to short sleeves. Bodega Country StoreThe Bodega Country Store has a great deli inside that serves up some awesome homemade soups, sandwiches and other stuff like crab macaroni and cheese.  We have to stop by this place at least once while in the area. This time we picked up some soup to take back for our dinner that evening.  The Bodega Country Store also features a large Alfred Hitchcock collection due to the fact that he filmed The Birds here using the school just up the street for that famous scene. Edith Head 2This is my favorite part of the collection.  It’s an Edith Head sketch of one of her costume designs for Tippi Hedren that was worn in the film.  Just in case you’re not a movie buff (or maybe a vintage fashion buff)….Edith Head was a VERY successful costume designer for decades. Edith Head 1This is the other Edith Head sketch they have in their collection.  I love them both. I just wish my photos came out clearer. The sketches are autographed by both Edith Head and Tippi Hedren.  Aren’t they cool?!?

One comment to Porto Bodega Revisited

  • Carin  says:

    I am a friend of Melodys and I love your blog! Your dog Charlotte is adorable! I have two rescued Pitbulls…Luna and Penny and they love to camp. We found it very difficult moving cross country to find any dog-friendly not to mention breed friendly places to stay even as responsible owners. Your reviews make me so happy! We are definitely going to try some out this summer now that we are settled in. Thank you so much!!

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