Yosemite

Relatively short drive today, mainly on the freeway. Stopped after a few miles to buy some of the locally grown apricots and freshly squeezed orange juice – absolutely delicious! 

Went straight into the national park to Mariposa Grove, a walking trail amongst the Sequoia trees. It was quite interesting as there were lots of boards telling you about the trees and their life. There were lots of fire damaged fallen ones – the roots were huge! 

   We spotted a woodpecker going into it’s nest – you can just see it’s white head in the photo. Saw a couple of deer too – right in the centre of the photo. 

 
  Next stop was the Visitor Centre at Wawona. Spoke to a very helpful guy who suggested lots of walks and places to see. 

Found our B&B – home for the next 4 nights. Very nice it is too! Went for a quick dip in the pool – we are the first to use it this year. It was a little chilly but very pleasant.  Glass of vino ($5.99 for 1.5 litres!) on our private deck, watching the moon rise.