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
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
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.