Half Moon Bay

Half Moon Bay Travel Blog

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After days of being grounded in suburbs of San Francisco, I finally managed to drink enough coffee in Starbucks to download the USA map for my GPS (TomTom!). I desperately needed to escape and quickly plotted in a course to Half Moon Bay.

The road to Half Moon Bay winds it's way over the hills and down the other side. Today the traffic was terrible - which was great because it meant having the windows down and being able to take in the scenery. The road passes right over the top, through thick scented pine trees and a Eucalyptus woodlands which I could have easily mistaken for Australia. The view of the bay behind is simply awesome as it stretches for 30 miles in each direction, intersected with 2 extremely long bridges. After 30 minutes the cause of the congestion became stunningly clear as I passed a field, bright orange with literally fifty thousand giant pumpkins. I had never seen anything like it before - unfortunately, I didn't get a picture!

I arrived at Half Moon Bay, quickly grabbing my camera and a book about Oranges by John McPhee recommended as a short read by a friend. The beach sweeps in a slight arc and has lightly coloured, rough sand made up of seashells; the kind that doesn't stick to clothes. I sat just above the surf line and continued reading, occasionally snapping off photographs, including a strangely tame seagul that decided to sit down next to me and watch the surf =)
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The view of the bay from the car p…
The view of the bay from the car …
Baby seagul arrives
Baby seagul arrives
Seagul decides to rest!
Seagul decides to rest!
My friend takes to the sky!
My friend takes to the sky!
Half Moon Bay
photo by: callufrax