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Between Yuma and El Centro there are geothermal energy plants and hot spas. We stopped at a hot spa where there are two pools and a sprinkler that take advantage of the hot water. A gentleman told us the water is 120F, quite toasty. Bertha told us that years ago these pools were clothing optional but now there’s a sign saying that bathing suits must be worn.
There are acres and acres of farm lands near El Centro growing every type of fruit and vegetables you can think of. Utah farmers rent open fields to graze their sheep. There are usually 500 sheep to a field. The numbers are easy to determine because there is one black lamb for every one hundred sheep.
We went out to a local restaurant for supper then back to Star for the night.
Travelled in: California
Travelled to day: 195 km
Travelled to date: 10685 ...
... as going up. Then, I reached the coast. I toured around San Diego on the bike before finding a hotel. Then, it was back to the Ocean Beach area for a walk on the beach, watch the sunset from the West coast and eat dinner. Although I did not go for a swim yet, I have now stepped into the waters of the Pacific on this trip. Point of Interest - I was stopped at two more Border Patrol citizenship check points - ...
... or another. Looking at Google maps, it resembles a modern painting of multi-colored rectangles.
Our first destination was Holtsville, CA. Holtsville proved to be a sleepy little town with a nice town green/park where we had a lunch picnic. There are a number of similar towns in the Imperial Valley scattered around among the croplands. Unlike the small, dying towns of the Plains states where huge tracts have replaced family farms and the families ...
... 30 we hit our first climb one mile long, 7 to 8% grade. Sure enough five miles later as we hit the Palomar Mountains we got a taste of our first long climb, a 6 mile 5-10% grade mostly 7-8%. We climbed for 30 miles up to 3600 ft. We finally descended into a valley where not only did the wind change we ran into temperatures ranging from 103 to 107 degrees. When we stopped after reaching our destination, ...