Mendocino itself is a small village crouched on the Mendocino headlands, which jut out into the Pacific. Years ago the fields and cliffs surrounding the town were preserved as Mendocino Headlands State Park, so you have this great little Victorian-esque town with a great oceanside park surrounding it. Nothing quite like it. We spent a few days hanging out in town and walking through the fields and along the cliffs.
The headlands are surrounding with cliffs and trails. Here's a sample.
Barrie on one of the trails. It was very windy and chilly.
It seemed to be peak wildflower season, and the fields and cliffsides were covered with unfamiliar Pacific coast flora.
Looking back from the cliffs across the fields to the town proper.
Two churches caught my eye - the above was a bank, with a couple of battling lesser angelic types on top. It appeared to be a celestial mugging of sorts. Did I mention this was a bank?
A nice, colorful transformation from church to organic grocery.
Happy hikers on the headlands.