On Saturday D. and I drove over the hill to visit Santa Cruz. Here are some of the pics I took before I got too tired from the holiday crowds and noise and chaos.
A sailboat in Monterey Bay.
The view from the lighthouse into the bay.
The flag at the lighthouse whips around in the fierce breeze.
A bee visits a sea fig at the top of the bluff.
The beach to the west of the lighthouse.
A dogs romps in the surf.
Looking back toward the lighthouse.
Flags flutter at the Municipal Wharf.
A view of the main beach from the wharf.
A swim buoy keeps boats away from bathers.
Rental boats are stacked up on the wharf.
A sea lion looks cute, hoping the tourists on the wharf above toss it some snacks (a bad idea).