Catchy name, isn’t it?
And it isn’t this post’s merit. It’s the name of the city where we have been for this past week (well, without the exclamation point). In fact the name is so catchy that there is a staggering 17 (yep, seventeen) Eurekas in the US. The one we stopped, in California, is unique in a few aspects:
– the entire city is a State Historic Landmark, and has a number of well maintained Victorian homes from the 19th century
– there’s evidence that <this> Eureka is the equivalent in the real world to the fictional city of Duckburg (“Patopolis” in Portuguese)
– it is the largest city in the US named Eureka
Despite these attributes, and the fact that we stayed here from Monday to Saturday, we didn’t set a foot on the city and didn’t see any of it.
And it is a pity, because the city did look pretty from where we were moored (wikipedia has a comprehensive article on the city, which you can check here).
But our stop here ended up becoming quite functional. Adriana had a commitment and travelled for three days. I stayed in with homeschooling plus the regular boat chores and housekeeping. So, all in all, we were pretty busy.
Besides, the Woodley Island Marina, where we stayed, was possibly the most tranquil moorage we’ve stopped so far, and quite a pleasant setting. Moreover the weather has been splendid. So, I guess we were satisfied the way it was.
In a few hours after posting this, we will be casting off once more, this time to our longest passage yet and most notorious stop – but that will be the subject of another post(s).
For the time being, I will let the pictures below tell the rest of the story from Eureka, CA:
I can’t emphasize enough how great the weather has been. A high pressure system settled in on this region, pushing temperatures way up. Add to this the slightly warmer waters … it has been really pleasant.
Finally when Adriana arrived, we took Pesto to the nearby fueling station to top off the tanks for our passage
Despite not having visited the city, we are taking sweet memories of our stop in Eureka, CA