Day 146: Through Half Moon Bay

35.69 miles

It was still cold and foggy this morning, so we took our time getting on the road and we dressed warmly when we did leave the motel.  We rode through Half Moon Bay today, which was scenic and partly on a bike path.  We had to stop for groceries here since our food pannier was pretty empty.  We were planning to camp tonight so Caroline wanted to pick up something for dinner.

Fog finally dissipating

Fog finally dissipating

One of many nice sandy beaches north of Santa Cruz

One of many nice sandy beaches north of Santa Cruz

It’s easy to tell that today wasn’t a great day because we barely took any photos.  A lack of photos is a sure sign of a day when we’re not having much fun.  Headwinds were the main annoyance today.  The sun did come out for a while at mid-day, but eventually the fog won out and it was grey again.  Towards the end of the day we passed the Pigeon Point Lighthouse Hostel and we stopped in to see if we could cut the day short and stay there for the night.  Unfortunately, it’s a popular place and they only had single beds in the men’s and women’s dorm rooms.  We pressed on and eventually reached the Costanoa KOA.  This is the busiest campground we’ve seen in a while.  There are lots of families with kids here and we suspect they have a long weekend due to it being Veteran’s Day tomorrow.  It gets dark early now so we went to their conference center to sit and work on our computers for a while.  I worked on our blog while Caroline prepared for her interview with Fort Lewis College in Durango.  It was a long day and I think we’re both looking forward to being off the bikes for a while once we reach Salinas.

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