Trip Start Sep 03, 2007
220Trip End Jun 17, 2009
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Travelling southbound again on Hi 101 we passed over GG bridge as it was getting dark and then negotiated San Francisco's streets in the busy rush hour. We turned back to the coast and found a hotel at Pacifica. By now it was completely dark and not a good time to attempt the unlit coastal cliff road.
We were having dinner at a small restaurant nearby, overlooking the beach with rollers coming in. I suddenly wondered why someone was shaking the table - how were they doing that ? OK, engage brain, think outside the box - so......where actually are we ?? CALIFORNIA
YES - we were having an EARTHQUAKE. I kid you not as you could look it up. 2006 hours Pacific Time on Tuesday 30th October there was a 5.6 scale earthquake, centred on the Calvares fault, east of San Francisco. It was the first time that the earth moved for me ( oh oh - I wonder if I'll get away with that comment)? It lasted for about a minute and was the weirdest sensation. Thankfully there was only minor damage in the surrounding area and no injuries. Well - had we come away to experience the world or what?
We slept somewhat lightly that night and did not feel any of the minor overnight aftershocks that were reported the next day.
Distance driven 300 miles Distance driven from San Francisco 580 miles