We arrived in Half Moon Bay, CA, last night, but it was too dark to see anything. We had a good flight from JFK to SFO on Jet Blue — all those good Thursday night TV shows helped the flight go by quickly — and got our rental car without any problems. By the time we checked into our bed-and-breakfast, I was too tired to blog and had little to report (except for my surprise that SFO had a Victorian Kitchen exhibit on display).
Now, I have had a full 24 hours in Half Moon Bay and I’ve gotten to experience the legendary Northern California beauty when the weather cleared up from a gray, cloudy morning to sunny afternoon with blue skies. We went to Pillar Point Marsh, which is right next to Pillar Point Harbor. Just west of Pillar Point is where surfers go for the famous wave Mavericks. I took a lot of photos on the walk and they are above and in the slideshow below. After that trail, we went to see the tidepools in Fitzgerald Marine Reserve a few miles north at Moss Beach. It was low tide and we had hoped to see starfish since that area is known for it. But we didn’t see much of anything, so I didn’t bother to post any photos of the pools. Perhaps the tide wasn’t low enough?