Dream Boat Cottage
Travel Blogs from Santa Cruz
... the surf while Dan was trying to teach me how to read the waves and the rules of surfing. Surfers in these spots can get very territorial and don't take kindly to people coming in and stealing waves! Just as Dan was filling me in on this a row broke out as one guy dropped in on another guys wave. All you could hear was swearing and shouting. Very amusing!
We drove the car back to the motel and decided to walk down the pier, which had some cool little trinket shops and ...
The return journey was via San Simeon and and Moonstone Beach (very windy and rocky)then ready to relax. There is another music group playing tonight so we hope they will be as good.
Update - they were good musicians but played no songs we knew so we did not stay till stumps this time.
Next morning we headed further north, through the wine and olive area of Paso Robles, also stopping at the Estrella War Birds museum ...
... courtyards, and by lots of trendy shops and cafes. We went into Cyprus Inn which is owned by Doris Day, and would have had lunch there, but they couldn't fit us in. So Marion, Dino joined John and me at another pretty cafe for lunch. Back to Monterey, and we were escorted to the Aquarium, and we spent a few hours there before making our own way back to the hotel by free shuttle bus. ...
The end of the tours marks the end of my time in the Monterey/Carmel area.
My next (and final stop), San Francisco. I hop into my little Fiat and start driving along the PCH again. For the next two hours I enjoy watching the sun slowly fall into the ocean, where I take a short detour to Half Moon Bay, to see it dip below for the rest of the night leaving behind a deep oranged-rouge behind in the sky.
A few hours later, I encounter ...
... to me. It all worked but not sure I had everything set up exactly right!!
People were worried for me, camping alone. I have to admit, it was a bit weird, so I guess it was a good thing that I was so tired.
Friday got up early, made some coffee, and started schlepping stuff up the hill. It was a great stay, just wished I could have made it longer.
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529 Chestnut St, Santa Cruz | Villafrom $68