Got up at 4:30 yesterday AM and drove down Hwy 1 along the coast to Santa Cruz to see grandson Maceo and his parents and some old surfing friends. Was deeply foggy and actually raining in Pacifica. I love this drive, been doing it since I was 18, mothership (San Francisco) to beach fun (Santa Cruz). Artichoke, brussels sprouts, strawberry fields alongside the ocean. Down Swift St., past Haut’s shop, West Cliff Drive to Steamer Lane. (Don’t get me started on the old days (50s) in Santa Cruz…sniffle, sniffle…)
A few photos: Swanton Berry Farm, I highly recommend stopping there. Union workers, organic strawberries (and shortcake), good coffee, vintage photos of the area 100 years ago. Totally good place.
A little further south, I spotted this hidden road down to beach. Mental note to go down it on a future trip, maybe taking surf matt and fins…
Farm buildings: it must be the 3rd or 4th time I’ve shot pics of this little barn that looks like it’s floating. Farmer’s architectural zinger. This time I shot other buildings as well.