John & Anne Wiley

2015/08/07

Passing Pescadero

Passing Pescadero State Beach we turn East toward San Jose, but first a few more pix of this enchanted stretch of CA coast from Oceano to here. Though these homes are conveniently next to the highway with great oceanfront lots you’d want to either live and work nearby, have lots of time and patience, or commute via helicopter.

4915 Home Away From

4915 Home Away From

It’s only 5 minutes’ drive from the store in Pescadero, but the population of 650 or so might limit options. Half Moon Bay with 20,000 or so people is only a bit over 20 minutes if there’s no traffic, fog, or storm. Santa Cruz has plenty to offer after a 45 minute drive or so. But on a good day (and time) you can be in San Fransisco in about an hour, so living here is a great choice for some. On the other hand, if you don’t often need to go anywhere, what a fabulous place to Be!

4914 Being There

4914 Being There

My guess is the beautiful moss on those rocks means there’s plenty of ground water available, maybe even without digging a well if you have a spring to tap. I wake to surf song and laughing gulls, stroll sleepily out to my stairway and down onto the sand, and let the sea soothe me into the rhythm of another day. Just beyond this little dream is our last bridge on this tour, at Pescadero State Beach.

4907 Pescadero State Beach

4907 Pescadero State Beach

Turning inland to climb over the mountains we glimpse the little secret gMaps calls Dairy Gulch.

4900 Dairy Gulch

4900 Dairy Gulch

That trail from the beach leads to a narrow foot bridge across the shallow slot canyon.

4900 Slot Bridge

4900 Slot Bridge

Breathing deeply, we take in the expansive view back along the path of a leisurely flight taking less than two hours to deliver two million magical moments. This is one of the countless reasons people love to fly.

4899 Into The Hills

4899 Into The Hills

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