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The Arcata Marsh was spectacular, and we were there during an extremely low tide. Herons, ducks, geese. There were loud V shaped masses flying through the sky -- reminding me of the flying creatures in the Wizard of Oz.
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One of the most wondrous things is the way the tree roots grow over fallen tree trunks. Encircling the fallen giant, incorporating the horizontal wood in it's journey to grow upward toward the light.
On our last night there, we joined friends in Eureka for dinner. We arrived early to watch the sunset over the bay. It was glorious. The evening's entertainment, the pre-dinner show, no cover charge.