Beautiful sunny Santa Cruz
So we continue our journey. As you remember all morning we've spent exploring Golden Gate bridge area as well as the pacific ocean beach. Now it's time to leave San Francisco and visit Santa Cruz - one of the small cities by the pacific coastline in California.
So we continue our journey. All morning we've spent exploring Golden Gate bridge area as well as the pacific ocean beach. Now it's time to leave San Francisco and visit Santa Cruz - one of the small cities by the pacific coastline.
The road by the beach tends to be quite sandy.
The plane seems to be flying so low.
Now you can see why it's quite hard to swim in the ocean.
Even if there is a beach. But it's ideal place for surfers I guess.
On our way to Santa Cruz we made a few stops. One of them was at the pier to witness local fishermen catching crabs.
The pier is a copule hundred meters long and goes straight into the ocean.
We just happen to eat one the day before. Tastes good.
And we are not the only one who thinks that. Sea lion is searching for the food as well.
So cool to see such animals in the wild.
Local fishermen gladly showed us what they've caught so far.
This one is too small so he's gonna let him go.
The winds are becoming even stronger so we decided to head ashore.
Then we spotted some other animals
The look absolutely nothing like in London or even New York.
And it doesn't seem like they would be afraid of people.
It seems like they are more interested in our cell phones.
Time to move forward. Stunning view from the road. Good thing I'm not a driver, so I have more time for admiring the view.
the problem with the view is that you just want to stop every 10 minutes to take some pictures of it or just to admire this coastline.
And here is 10 minutes lates..
Classical photo :)
..and another 10 minutes lates. you just can't get enough of it.
At the end some people we too tired and stayed in the car while I was taking these photos.
Here is the result. Great ocean view.
Interesting grass. Seems to be really strong.
Have to be careful not to be hit by a wave.
One last stop before Santa Cruz that we had to make was by the lighthouse which looked pretty cool. I wish we had similar places in our country.
Pacific ocean road from San-Francisco to Santa Cruz, USA.
The further we went the hotter it became. As we crossed another 10 miles or so we noticed that the ocean was full of windsurfers.
So once again we had to stop to take a closer look.
Here is a closer look of the ocean with kite and wind surfers.
And finally we are in Santa Cruz
First impression was really great. Such a wonderful city.
It is famous for a few of it's places. First of which is of course it's amusement park.
Dogs dogs dogs :))
Santa Cruz, USA.
Santa Cruz Beach boardwalk.
All people are incredibly friendly and happy and I can see why.
The second most popular place is a huge pier that holds many different tourist stores, restaurants and even a place for sea lions.
The beach is at the very center of the city. So almost everyone here go surfing or play beach volley.
Beach street, Santa Cruz, USA.
Traditional bench photo by the beach.
Very interesting road that includes many different sea shell and star shapes. Very cute small details.
Visiting some of the souvenir shops.
Vespa scooter. Would be cool to own one of these here.
Like my souvenir bag.
And here is one of the locals playing really amazing music and spreading joy all over the place.
Thinking of getting one of these for myself as well.
And by the way, this is one of the best views from the store window that I've ever seen. Feels like you're in a ship.
Traditional symbol of Santa Cruz - the amusement park right by the beach.
Sea lions that I mentioned earlier. Resting under the pier.
He came down from heaven and danced on earth.
Bar & Grill. Really delicious place to eat.
Menu cover in the bar. Shows the spirit of the city.
By the time we've finished eating the sun had already set so we headed back to San Francisco to take those night photos of the Golden Gate bridge you have already seen in the previous post.comments powered by Disqus