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Today we decided to hire a tandem bike from Lovers Point to El Estero Park, an 8 mile round trip, to explore more of the picturesque Monteray coastline. It was another fun ride, Nathan leading the way, pedalling hard with Rach enjoying the scenery and challenging the pedalling speed. It turned into a race against other cyclists, with single riders speechless at the speed and power of a tandem motor. After our fun ride we decided to drive the famous 17 mile drive around Pebble ...
... pretty much completely shut down aside from the arcade. The weather was warm and beautiful so it was strange that it was a veritable ghost town. It was nice to walk up and down though, it brought back so many nice memories. I think I had actually forgotten how much I loved this place. (even though it can be a bit rif-raffy)
I knew my friend Jessi's dad worked somewhere close so we set out to find him ...
... and head off to Henry Cowell Redwood Park and have lunch in the shade of the giant redwood trees. A most tranquil spot with Deer, Wild Turkeys and squirrels all seen. The trees were amazing and Dani got to swing on a rope swing over a mountain river. After our nature walk we journeyed back to Santa Cruz to visit the wharf. There we saw about a hundred beach volleyball players. A whole heap of teenage girl models ...
... side of us leading out into the harbor. We then cut the line with our trusty Ginzu knife. The very one that we used to saw thru an 1-1/4 inch hawser wrapped around our propeller shaft on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Another story. Same great knife. Still cuts tomatoes just like the TV ad.
The harbormaster followed his end of the line out into the harbor. We pulled the end still attached to the boat up onto the ...
... while longer?
Soooo, when we set out the staff at the rental shop warned us that going up the estuary would take about a third of our energy while returning would require about two thirds so off we set. It was fun and easy and, as I said before, fascinating. Just before the 2 mile marker, I got nervous as our kayak was just moving right along with no help for the intrepid paddlers so we turned around and, true to instructions, the real paddling began -- ...
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