Monday, May 25, 2009

Santa Cruz in May

Kay and I managed to squeezed in a short 4-night trip to Santa Cruz during May (2 thru 6) staying in a one bedroom studio one block from West Cliff Drive along the coast. The small studio was located on the backside of a residential home on a quiet neighborhood street. While there, we were joined by family for a day out and about ending with dinner at the ever popular Phil’s Fish Market and Eatery in Moss landing. Although Kay and I had hoped to spend several days riding our tandem bike around the region, a persistent light rain curtailed our plans somewhat. We did, however, get in a 50 mile bike ride to Watsonville one day. It was a little longer than I expected, but Kay was a good sport and we met a local rider who showed us some shortcuts back to Santa Cruz. As always, Santa Cruz is a wonder area with pleasant temperatures, a picturesque coastline, and an eclectic collection of folks. Always struck by the colorful flowers seen along the coast, Kay wishes they would grow in the central valley. Alas, she’ll just have to enjoy them when we visit. Other activities include downtown browsing, quiet walks on the coast watching surfers and wildlife, and visiting the Seymour Center at Long Marine Lab which is free the first Tuesday of each month. Use the link below to see all the pictures.
Link to Photo Album: Santa Cruz 2009

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