In Eureka, we looked at Victorian houses and lived in one. We stayed three days and two nights at a grand Victorian home, The Ship’s Inn, which was one of the best bed and breakfast in Eureka.

The house was built in 1887 by boat carpenters and a master shipbuilder for a danish sea captain, Martin Brandt. The captain was born in Denmark in 1855 and went to sea at 14 years old. Later he moved to the USA.

The house was restored by a navy family, primarily a wife of a navy  man – Genie Woods, who is very good at interior design and cooking!

Her son owns a hotel in a province in the Philippines, she told us. I’m interested because I come from the Philippines.


The only thing I don’t like in this house is my imagination. In the night, I tried to control my toilet visits, because I was afraid of the shadows, the darkness and the pervading silence. The house made me think of ghosts…