It's too early to drop in a spoiler or two, other than to share the best of the west in quirky and delicious pit-stops I find along the way.
Cafe Aquatica (open 8 am to 5 pm) certainly fits that bill. I liked everything about this funky little place, positioned at the mouth of the Russian River as it feeds into the coastal hamlet of Jenner, on scenic Highway 1.
And what could be better than King Salmon and lox on focaccia bread sandwiches when munched by the waters-edge?
Musicians strummed and sang for tips in the mid-day sunshine as a small crowd of multi-cultural coastal visitors hung out in this harmonious spot, enjoying a fresh, local, organic range of tasty things to eat (including fresh chowder), espresso drinks too.