Half moon bay to pigeon point to Santa Cruz and a little bit of poison ivy mixed in there or everywhere.

Half-moon Bay

When I was leaving Francis State park, I was pleasantly surprised at the 8 1/2-mile section of the CCT. It was beautiful. It even went through a golf course.

Pigeon Point Hostel

My next stop was 24 miles down the road. Pigeon Point Hostel. Pigeon Point is a hostel that was in an old lighthouse. Very cute place. The next day I left for Santa Cruz. As I was walking, I met a couple PCT hikers. They said the last part (11 miles) you could take the train tracks which made it so you didn’t have to walk on highway 1. I was going to do that but at mile 17 I walked to a town called Davenport. It looked like it had so tasty restaurants. I had 11 more miles to walk and I wasn’t sure if I would make it to my hostel in time to check in, so I caught a local bus for $1 to Santa Cruz. It was really $2 but the bus driver asked me if I had any discount idea. I said I was 57 and he said yep, it’s a buck!!!

Next stop Santa Cruz

I’ve driven through Santa Cruz but never stopped. Wow, was I missing out. This is a super fun place. The board walk takes you down memory lane with all the carnival games. It was fun to watch people try and outsmart the carnival games. They couldn’t do it. I stayed at a really quaint hostel and met some super nice people. I even went to church since I was there on a Sunday. One of the singers looked and sounded like Adam Lavine. Look at the guy playing guitar in the picture above. That week they were having a Woodie car show. It was so fun. Who knew Santa Cruz was so amazing!!!

Poison Ivy or Poison Oak it’s everywhere out here!!!

There is poison ivy/oak, I don’t know what it is, but it is everywhere. I think I got it on the lost coast. Itchy itchy but it’s all good!!!

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