Editor’s Note: Only the Road Knows is an ongoing series following Bob Cooney’s trip up the Pacific Coast highway. See day 1 here, day 2 here, and day 3 here. Look around his website for updates at OnlytheRoadKnows.com
Saturday morning, I awoke to sunshine. Made coffee, sat in the wonderful peace of the old-growth forest, and just was. After packing up, I headed back to Gorda (which is really a gas station, a cafe, a lodge and a general store. Decided that after four days, I would dine out for breakfast. The Whale Watcher Cafe is the definition of a tourist trap, but heir food was decent, if not very overpriced. Service was slow but accommodating. Ordered the smoked salmon omelet for $18, and convinced them to give me a side of one blueberry pancake instead of potatoes. Nothing to write home about. I will say their baked goods looked amazing. They were showcasing the most amazing pecan pie I’d ever seen. If you are looking for treats while passing through, definitely stop here.