August 25, 2012

Pacific Coast Glamping

 Leaving Sonoma we traveled south along the California coastline 
to the eco adventure resort of Costanoa.
 We stayed in tent bungalows that combined the best part of camping with creature comforts 
like electricity and a queen-size bed, ergo "glamour camping" or glamping.
 While the daytime views from outside our bungalow were peaceful, 
the night sky was AMAZING! We were miles away from any ambient light 
and the constellations and the Milky Way were so clear and bright.

 Our tent bungalow had an electric blanket to keep us toasty, and the comfort station, 
only a few steps away, had a cozy seating area with a crackling campfire.
 Costanoa's mission is to help you retreat from the chaos of everyday life
and discover the pace of nature.
 A breathtaking hike along the rolling coastal dunes and secluded beaches was exhilarating.
Costanoa is one hour south of San Francisco, surrounded by 30, 000 acres of hiking trails 
and a wildlife preserve. On the east side of historic Highway 1, the resort is near 
the nation's largest Elephant Seal rookery, and the lighthouse at Pigeon Point.
This is a view of the Costanoa Lodge and Douglas Fir Cabins from the Whitehouse Creek trail.
Pacific Coast sunset.

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