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Paddling in the Pacific Ocean !!

This will be my first blog for a while, as i think i said last time we are getiing a bit out into the middle of nowhere and very limited internet access. We have travelled at least another 600 miles north of San Francisco in 3 days. A lot of driving. We have come to realise that our travel ambitions were well above what was actually achievable, given the time, expanse of the area to be covered and the roads that do anything but go straight !!  Therefore we are driving lots and viewing little, as we are determined to get to Yellowstone Park for 3 nights and then back to Vegas for 2 nights before Si and Caz head off on the 25th September.
Anyway, back to our last day in San Francisco.

R Mu would have loved their Bizzy Lizzies
We headed off to the beach on the Pacific Coast. The Beach was fantastic, large and long expanse of sand, not too many people, and the Pacific Ocean was mighty. I felt quite moved seeing the Pacific Ocean for the first time ( Or is New Zealand in the Pacific ??). The waves were really big and the surf was amazing, I decided to go for a paddle in the sea, and it was very cold, but felt really cool. We then went for a walk round the rather large park, and found some Bison, a lovely Bizzy Lizzie flower Bed R Mu would have loved, and a rather large hippy festival !!
We discovered that it was a celebration of 40 years since the 'summer of love' and lots of the old bands (Well, whichever ones were still alive or not in Rehab !!) were playing. And boy was it full of hippies, you would have loved it 'natchman'. But I am exstremely distressed by one sight that may scar my whole Road trip, 2 bloody hippies jumped up on an empty police car and bared their arses. Just as i turned round, lets just say 'i saw the whole of the moon' crack 'n' all !!!
They had some very odd things for sale too, loads of posters, garlic chips and chicken apples !!! After this it took us a good hour to leave the park, by which time we were cold and hungry. We wandered  along Ashbury Haits, the original hippy area of the 1960's. However the road seemed a little like a cross between glastonbury festival, camden market and Soho. Not really all it was cracked up to be.
We got back very late and got a take out pizza that was gert lush.

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