Our flight into San Francisco landed mid-morning and though I had hoped to eat at the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company on the water, we were both on East Coast time and starving. So we grabbed some fast food and started our drive down Highway 1. This was the first time for both of us to drive Highway 1 on the San Fran to Monterey portion. The fog was thick per usual in the city and the northern part of the drive. We did make it to Half Moon Bay and the brewing company for an afternoon drink - the weather was fantastic and the view was great. It's in a perfect spot with outdoor tables and seats to enjoy that view - and I think Mr. UR got an amber ale and I got a seasonal, pumpkin something-or-other. I was a happy girl.
After a leisurely break we were off and driving again. We stopped a few times to take in the views which were fantastic. The California coast sure does deliver!
We stopped in the quintessential surf town of Santa Cruz. It was my first time visiting here and even though we didn't take a walk on the boardwalk, I think I got a feel for it. We did stop at Natural Bridges State Beach and check out the surfers. It was extremely windy so I think that made for some great surfing!
We passed a few agricultural areas and the Sand City dunes which looked very interesting. But we were ready to get to our destination after a day of flying and driving that started way too early. Next stop: Monterey!
This post is part of a link-up with: Travel Photo Thursday at Budget Travelers Sandbox, Weekend Travel Inspiration at Albom Adventures, The Weekly Postcard at Travel Notes and Beyond and The Weekend Wanderlust Travel Blog Party!