Staying near Point Arena in a rental house. We will be there 4 nights. Flying into SF on a Wednesday in October and out on a Sunday afternoon. Would the all coastal route be a complete bear for a drive. Was thinking about doing it on the way there but inland on the way back. Also, it looks like there is not much to do in that area. Which would be better to explore... Mendocino or Gualala? Is October too late for novice kayakers to explore coastal caves? Also interested in visiting some wineries. Any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!