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road trip 10-23-09

Sunday, October 25, 2009

We took another road trip to Half Moon Bay. It was a very windy, cool day. It got warmer as we rode our bikes. I went from long pants and jacket to shorts & T shirt. We heard the Maverick season was starting and was hoping to see some big waves. The Maverick is a surf contest at HMB. The season starts Nov 1 - it is when the surf is at its highest for the contest. It is when conditions are just right. Normally the waves are not so high along the coast. There was a cyclone in Alaska, the effects of it made conditions good for the surfers to come out and try to catch the big wave. The actual contest is announced sometimes just 2 days in advance - of course this was not the actual contest but it was fun watching the Maverick wannabees... emoticon

The surfers were all lined up - there were about 15 when we stopped to watch and when we left there were about 30 - looked like they would get in each others way. It was a sight to see. Our ride was a short one - the wind was against us going - but coming back it was a breeze. emoticon It was a nice but tiring day going against the wind and the coolness made this old body a little stiff and sore! Most of our time was sitting on the rocks and watching but we did get about a 12 mile ride - 6 to the surf point and 6 back.

Driving there we took a mountain road. It is usually the highway up and over the mountain but this time we drove along the mountain through the red wood forest. It was a nice winding road with some views but it took us twice as long to get to our destination...

We had a nice day off - relaxing and also a good tiredness when we got home.
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    Sounds like a beautiful day.

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    Glad you enjoyed you trip.
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