Chillin’ & Whale Watching – Santa Cruz and Capitola

On a quiet weekday, a few weeks ago, I decided to do another “mellow” day along the coast with my bicycle and camera. It was not due to an injury like the last time, (https://alpharoaming.com/2013/09/24/santa-cruz-a-beautiful-place-to-nurse-an-injury-and-watch-whales/) but just to enjoy the time and place at hand!

New experimental format: 17 photos and 17 short captions. Here we go!

(1) Santa Cruz is entertainingly weird. This is a Mazda Miata!

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(2) This is really “old school”, unlike my 22 year old Specialized bicycle.

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(3) …and, of course, a well-decorated marijuana shop (“Granny Purps”)

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(4) …next to Discretion Brewing’s own tasty plant product

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(5) …in America’s original surf town where the wetsuit was invented (or perfected?)

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(6) …well after the sport was introduced by some Hawaiian teens who came here for high school

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(7) Eat your Brussels Sprouts…all of them!

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(8) “Shoe horsie!” at Wilder Ranch

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(9) Hitchcock’s “The Birds” looking for fishies

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(10) More birdies, with a few pelicans splashing down

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(11) Surf’s up, dude!

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(12) …and what better spot to fix a flat than overlooking the Pleasure Point surf break?

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(13) There’s a spouting humpback whale on the right side of the bright spot. (Use your imagination!)

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(14) Santa Cruz is a great place to sit and chill

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(15) …or watch the sunset

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(16) …or photograph the seat cover dispenser

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(17) …at Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing

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More photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/59666465@N00/sets/72157637225943533/

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About AlphaRoaming

Random outdoor roaming: hiking, cycling, camping, backpacking & plotting more of the above Grew up on the edges of the Adirondack mountains of New York, just a bit west of Vermont. Now living in Silicon Valley and venturing out when and where I can!
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3 Responses to Chillin’ & Whale Watching – Santa Cruz and Capitola

  1. dcroyle says:

    Well, I clearly need to visit Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing sometime soon! Nice post.

  2. Pingback: Awesome Demo Program: Santa Cruz Bicycles HQ | AlphaRoaming

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