What a luxury to sleep inside the Santa Cruz HS gym on thick wresting mats. We were not only comfortable but we did not have to set up our tents for one night. What a nice dry night ;-)
Team Also Touch Day - we lined to get a photo of the team before we cruised out I camp. We have 8 official members and tons of unofficial ones ;-). Welcome to the team
So today we were cruising back to the lighthouse (as we normally do for a little off-touring) but there was a triathlon going on by the boardwalk. Now those are amazing arhletes!! The boardwalk is so peaceful in the morning and has a different view whine it is empty!
More beautiful coastline and the start of strawberry and lettuce fields. What a beautiful smell!
So in this route you cannot go by Moss landing without stopping at Phil's Seafiod and having a lunch! Nice!
The best part of today was turning the corner on the Monterey Recreation Trail and see the sand dunes, the ocean and Monterey in the background - SPECTACULAR!!! Maria and I took a lot of pictures at this spot.
One last note - we had a pleasant surprise from Jerry and Diane Hall who came up the steep hill to visit us! We reminisced about the Hancock neighborhood - block parties, the hike, taking pictures of the kids on the 1st day if school, etc. Great times but even better people!