TUDOR Watch has been crafting quality timepieces since 1946 but now, a whole new generation of Americans has access to the Swiss-made watches. They asked us if we wanted to test-drive one of their new models and we jumped at the chance. The Heritage Ranger was our watch of choice—a handsomely utilitarian piece housed in a sturdy 41mm satin-finished steel case. True to a brand that has made performance a key to their success, inside the watch is a classic self-winding mechanism with up to 38 hours of reserve power. Inspired by the Ranger's pioneering spirit, we set out to explore the rugged Northern Californian coastline. Our destination? Point Reyes, a diverse area made up of rocky coastal headlands, massive sand beaches, wide open grasslands and lush forested ridge-lines.
Hipcamp is a new digital-native company connecting people with unique California campsites and outdoor experiences. We asked co-founder, Eric Bach, for some tips.
What do you know about Point Reyes?
It's a super diverse 71,000 acre landscape that features some of the best campgrounds in NorCal. Whether you're a backpacker, kayaker, or just day hiking along, it's place that has something for everyone.
Any places we shouldn't miss?
I'd recommend hiking the Coastal Trail for a nice taste of the area's diversity. If you're up for more than just a hike I'd suggest renting a kayak from Blue Waters and hit Tomales Bay. You'll see seals, tons of birds and you can camp right on the beach.
Where can we grab a bite to eat?
You can head over to Tomales Bay Oysters after your trip and grab a bag of fresh oysters. You shuck em' yourself and they are fantastic! It's BYOB, so make sure to grab a couple local IPAs to sip on while you dine.