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Happy Friday my friends!

Hope you are sliding into the weekend with anticipated R & R in one way or another. As promised here are some pictures of our Montera Beach Hike in Half Moon Bay but first a little history.

Half Moon Bay is a about 30 min North of us if we leave before 9:30 a.m. otherwise the one way road in along the coast will have you crawling. We love it to visit and our dog Hunter loves the coolness which you can count on in the mornings there. Being born in San Francisco and raised in Daly City I spent a good amount of years loathing the fog but now that I am 40 minutes south of there where it’s hot the way I like it, the fog is a welcome change.

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Montara State Beach is a popular location for visitors who can explore the beach tide pools or go surf fishing. The beach is bounded by low hills both to the north and south. Restaurants and grocery stores are nearby. Point Montara has a lighthouse that offers overnight accommodations. It is operated by Hostelling International, a non-profit group. Montara Mountain (also called McNee Ranch) is part of Montara State Beach. The mountain is a northern spur of the Santa Cruz Mountains and features the only undisturbed Coastal Mountain Habitat found over 100 miles of coastline. The beach is located eight miles north of Half Moon Bay and 20 miles south of San Francisco on Highway One. The day-use area is open from 8am to sunset. Dogs are permitted provided they are controlled with a leash of no more than six feet at all times. No beach fires are allowed.

At the top you can see the whole world looking down or the whole world feels like it is in you

Montera Beach Hike over looking the coastT

One foot in front of the other… passing with knowing glances or stopping to feel and shoot the breeze

We all make the climb, distant hikers, instant friends…. our dogs make the introductions for us

The mountain is steep expanding your lungs and giving strength to your limbs.. a room with a view await you

Fog clouds our view making it possible to take one step in front of the other, instead of seeing how far we have left… Keeping us in the NOW

Bikers Stop to smile and pose for a picture making everything bright

So many vistas and vantage points, we start our decent into the night since the slippery slope sends us sliding down.

And finally the loganberries I’ve been dreaming of and only a few to taste the sweetness of their nectar….. so I shall return

And then these words come to me when Preeths from Offshore wrtier makes a comment on my haiku and another one comes to me out of the blue (don’t you love when that happens, I do)  

Standing side by side

Take my hand in unity

We need each other

Thanks Preeths❣️

It was a wonderful day all in all even though it took us 2 /12 hours with the sand going down. Make sure to wear hiking boots if you go.

On a really fun note, my daughter flew in last night and we’re all together again. I’m always happiest when we have everybody under one roof again… well at least for a few days until it begins to smell like fish. 🤣💖

We’re off to a rehearsal dinner for a family friend tonight and wedding tomorrow which is exciting but a bigger gathering than I like so I’m wearing a mask even though it’s outside.

We had a ball trying on dresses and modeling them all and I felt so honored to be included in the fun as my oldest daughter bought me dresses to try on for this western theme wedding.

Which one do you think they voted on?

No Ollie you can’t come, sorry.

However you spend your weekend, make it enjoyable and have some fun!

I can’t wait to dance but remembering my mantra to stand upright and NOT FALL!

Lot’s of love and blessings Y’all and now I better giddy up as the day is calling.

💖

Cindy

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Gabriela Marie Milton
1 month ago

Happy Friday Cindy. Wonderful post 🥰🌹❤️🥰🌹❤️

Gabriela Marie Milton
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

❤️🌹❤️🌹❤️❤️

Aleesha Thomas
1 month ago

Happy Friday Cindy❤️❤️❤️❤️

gabychops
1 month ago

Sounds and looks very nice.

Thank you

Joanna

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
1 month ago

The dress in the middle. Cool hat and cut-off boots. Those are beautiful views from your hike. Have a great time at the wedding.

Timothy Price
Timothy Price
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

I was thinking the third might have won the vote. I’m sure you would be a beautiful, elegant western lady whichever of the three you wore.

Ingrid
1 month ago

That looks like such a beautiful hike Cindy, I’d be glad to do it one day! 😎

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

I am itching to climb some mountains once we’re out of quarantine 😅🙏🙏

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Yes – tomorrow – if our tests check out 😅🙏😅

Ingrid
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

I would have had to restrain Benji to get him to do the test properly so let’s hope it checks out 😅😅😅

Shweta Suresh
1 month ago

I’m glad that you had such a fun day, Cindy. That view is beautiful indeed. I’m glad that you’re all together. Loved all of those outfits. Which one did they choose?

Shweta Suresh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Oh. The left looks great. Go with the one you like the most 😁

Shweta Suresh
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

❤️🤗

Suma Reddy
1 month ago

That’s a great share of your Joyful day my dear Queen. It was a nice read with awesome scenery of fog ☁️ beautiful berries n pics and the dress 👗 may be maroon color or the 3rd one not sure of which color 😍 happy weekend n enjoy the wedding n share your joy of another bright day ahead. Take care 😇❤

Suma Reddy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

It’s always a sweet pleasure my dearest. Glad to hear that, most awaited then ❤❤🥰🤗

Suma Reddy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Loads of love to you my Queen 🤗💖💖

Suma Reddy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

All our obedience is unspoken 🤣🤣💖💖 eagerly waiting 🙏

Suma Reddy
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

No way Godess, I just logged off n gonna respond 🥰

GraceoftheSun
1 month ago

Happy Fri-yay , Cindy. Wonderful pictures, thanks for sharing the beautiful views. Enjoy the wedding, all three dresses are very nice.❤️

GraceoftheSun
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

All great choices. Very nice.💕

Michele Lee
1 month ago

I love it! The hike, photos, and the dresses. I think the dress on the right would look the best with the boots and cowgirl hat. 🤠 👢 💖 Yeehaw!

KK
KK
1 month ago

Wow! So cute!! Thanks a lot. Have a great weekend 🎉🎉🎉

Penny Wilson Writes
1 month ago

Great pics, Cindy. Thanks for sharing and have fun at the wedding! 🙂

joycemaryj
1 month ago

What a lovely place! I just loved all those pictures. Have a happy weekend and I hope that you will really enjoy the wedding.

joycemaryj
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

My pleasure. 😊

Valerie Cullers
1 month ago

Beautiful photos! So love the long brown dress!

marlene ford gf Sesse
marlene ford gf Sesse
1 month ago

Fun post and love the pictures and history .
Have a great time at the western wedding sounds like a wild time will be had by all.🤗

Offshorewriter
1 month ago

Yay …..this 👏👏👏👏 Thank you dear Cindy for mentioning me here as promised. You won my heart!!! ❣️❣️❣️
I love it. Beautiful clicks and am sure you enjoyed every bit of it. Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend dear. 🤗🤗🤗

Jeff Flesch
1 month ago

Wow! Those views are exquisite, dearest Cindy. Stunning. Those berries look amazing. And, of course the poem is gorgeous. Hmmmm. I’ll choose the dress on the left. Lovely post, my dear friend. Have a wonderful evening and weekend! 🥰❤️🥰

Jeff Flesch
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Ahh, now I’m responding from within the reader, as you taught me, and it is so much easier!! WOW. THANK YOU! I might have already replied to this comment, yet, will again. I loved your haiku; yes, cardboard box, hahaha; and, more hahahaha; and, ❤❤❤❤❤

Nawazish
1 month ago

Sooo wonderful Cindy

Patricia Furstenberg
1 month ago

I would vote for the gorgeous, light dress on the extreme right.
Which one you had on? 🙂

Wish I was up that mountain path. Thank you for the virtual tour though:) “a room with a view await you” – this is a super metaphor, Cindy 🙂

Patricia Furstenberg
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

🙂 Have a fantastic time, Cindy!

Ritish Sharma
1 month ago

That is a beautiful view. By saying thag I remember one line- “The toughest climb always leads to the best views”

Enjoy the dance & gathering and while keeping the safety.

I think Im not eligible to vote 😅
But I suspect you love the left one, so go with that. Though you always look pretty.

Ritish Sharma
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Oh! You were the only one. That must have been really awkward for you. 😅

Ritish Sharma
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Wow! It means that was done all well.

Daphny Aqua
1 month ago

I have one word for it ‘wow’ just wow 😀 The views, the berries and I think you’ll look gorgeous in any of the dress but I was hoping they picked the middle dress 😁

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Hoping to get an update on what you wore 😁 Have a great time at the wedding ❤️

Daphny Aqua
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Looking forward to that 😀

akshita1776
1 month ago

That looks fun!!
Happy friday auntie and have a great week ahead!!

Jeff Flesch
1 month ago

Yes! A cardboard box top next time! Ha. That would be so much fun!! Ahhhh, got it…the dress is beautiful, as are you, my friend. Thank you! 🥰🤗🥰❤️❤️

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
1 month ago

Oh, how I love the coastline of Northern California! Your photos are stunning! My favorite dress is the one on the far left, but no ankle boots – I’d wear knee boots with it! Have a load of fun at the wedding! Oh, I’m glad you changed your logo. Behind your photo, the old one appeared as red horns on your head! (I wanted to tell you, but was afraid you’d worked hard on it and wanted to keep it!) Happy weekend, Sweet Cindy! 🌞

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

I have no doubt I would enjoy that trail! And, yes, it is often better to let others handle the tech stuff! 😘🌞💛

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Yay! Looking forward to it! (Before having wine!) 🌞

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Coffee first sounds perfect! 🌞

Lisa at Micro of the Macro
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

LOL! 🌞

Samreen Asad
1 month ago

Wonderful post Cindy, beautiful pictures. ❤️💚❤️ Always a fun to be with family, no matter the place and if the place happens to be this beautiful its a feather on a hat😊🙂❤️ Hope you will have a great weekend and enjoyment at the wedding. For the dress, is it the middle one? (just a guess) 😀
Take care, enjoy ❤️❤️🤗🤗❤️❤️❤️✨✨

Samreen Asad
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Hi dear, hope you had a great time attending the wedding, it’s always fun to get happily exhausted, isn’t it?? 🙂💖 Oh all of the three were good, you would look great in whatever you wear ❤️ Share your pictures if possible, would love to see. Thank you dear and back to you too❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️🤗❤️
No, dear i didn’t post anything, just in a chaotic mess right now, not getting time to write.
Thank you always for asking, means sooo much❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
Take care, good day💖

mysteriousalien2
1 month ago

Wow! Feels like I too enjoyed with you 😃 Great post😊

ben Alexander
1 month ago

I’m so happy for you guys – this seems to lovely, Cindy! <3
I think my father would have loved it – he loved taking photos of nature scenes!

Much love,
David

ben Alexander
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

TBH – I don’t know what kind of camera it was, but my mom still has all of his EQ… it was big.

A Star on the Forehead
1 month ago

Hi Cindy,
What a beautiful place to hike!
I never had loganberries… do they taste like blackberries?
I think the last dress would be the best with the booties, but I am sure would look amazing in anything.
Post the final look 🙂
Blessings! ❤❤❤

boundlessblessingsblog
1 month ago

Hi Cindy a lovely and beautiful post as always. I liked the middle dress it will look very good on you. Loved all your pictures they are awesome. Happy Sunday.

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

You are most welcome dear Cindy. Happy Monday. Take care and stay safe🤗🤗🤗🤗

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Welcome dear Cindy ❤️❤️❤️❤️

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

❤️❤️❤️🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻💖💖💖

boundlessblessingsblog
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1 month ago

🤗🤗🤗🤗

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

❤️❤️😊😊

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

💖💖💖

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

🤗🤗🤗

boundlessblessingsblog
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

😊😊😊😊🤗🤗

Prior...
1 month ago

Did they choose the middle dress? I think that would go well with the hat and low boots – but I personally would want to wear the dress to the left
🙂
and enjoyed this hike with you –
like that note about how the fog keeps you present and in the now – great analogy for life

Prior...
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

☀️☀️☀️

Lokesh Sastya
1 month ago

Thank you so much for making such an amazing post. Your brightness glows our happy faces.😊😊

P.S. : Some pictures are not loaded.

Lokesh Sastya
1 month ago

❤️

Beach House🌊🌈
1 month ago

Nice view, beautiful coast line 🤗Glad you all enjoyed.

Goff James
1 month ago

Sounds like a great hike. hope you enjoyed the wedding ‘bash’. Keep Smiling.

Goff James
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Cheers. Take Care. Stay Safe.

Deb
Deb
1 month ago

Thats a great hike Cindy! Looks like you had lots of fun, lots of energy well spent, and maybe some some poetic thoughts too? I didn’t know of Loganberries and they look gorgeous and yummy. The board shows so much birdlife, did you see some? Maybe the fog would have hidden them. Hike, hills, sea and fog, all on one day. That kind of geography is unusual here where I stay, beautiful landscape and pictures. So what if my weekend missed the energy from your post, it would help me in my ongoing week 🙂 !

Train Today to Reap Tomorrow
1 month ago

Cindy, the story of yours takes me back to October of 2011 as we had visited Half Moon Bay Beach on Friday with my friends from Cupertino. It was cold and we were there to walk and take few photos. It sure is very beautiful and with all your writing and photos even of strangers on the bike makes it so friendly.

Avoswahi
1 month ago

Beautiful experience. The pictures of the sites, the hike and dresses… Thank you for bringing us along 🙂.

Pooja G
1 month ago

What a beautiful place!

kinge
1 month ago

Such lovely photos. Must have been an exciting hike.

kinge
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

Welcome 💖

Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet
1 month ago

Lovely haiku, Cindy! Outdoor exercise is the most enjoyable, and that looks like a very picturesque and scenic hike! 🙂

Jeff Flesch
1 month ago

❤❤❤❤

rothpoetry
1 month ago

Looks like a great place to hike! I hope you danced the night away!
Dwight

rothpoetry
Reply to  Cindy Georgakas
1 month ago

:>)

johncoyote
27 days ago

I was station at Fort Ord from 1991-1993. I loved highway one. I roamed her every weekend. The photos are wonderful dear Cindy.

Laleh Chini
20 days ago

Hope you always be happy and healthy.💝💝💝