The real adventure began ; Day 1 on the bikes.

Trip Start May 29, 2009
Trip End Jun 14, 2009

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Monday, June 1, 2009

At last we were on the open road.

We picked up the bikes - both black "Street Glides" fitted out with full lockable paniers; ready to roll.

Our first stop was only 30 miles north up the coast at "Cardiff By The Sea" at the restaurant in the photo- Nothing like Cardiff in Wales I hasten to add!!!!! ;-)

After 11's inses we pushed on.Pacific Highway is very much a coast road from San Diego with apartments by the beach but on both sides of the road for about 50 miles. Very picturesque, full of joggers, beach boarders and people walking on the beach.

Then the road joins the freeway for about 20 miles; then splits as before with apartments by the beach all the way in to LA.

Route 1 continues through Redondo  Beach which we had recognised from our 2006 coast to coast trip and then in to the rest of LA. We carried on and pushed north through Santa Monica, Malibu and north of LA towards Santa Barbara.

Enentually we finished at Carpentiria at the State Beach where we pitched camp.The beach is overlooked by many oil rigs about a mile off sure. For some reason it does not seem to distract ones eye from the beautty of the beach. At night the rigs are lit up and seem to add to the skyline to make it more picturesque.

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