Half Moon Bay to Santa Cruz (82km)
Half Moon Bay is one of those wonderful towns which is easy to miss, hiding behind the highway strip. We discovered the charming and lively Main Street last night on our way to Pasta Moon, when we also scouted out espresso and bakeries (Peets and Half Moon Bay Bakery).
It was a pleasant ride alongside open grasslands, fields of Brussels sprouts, artichokes and pumpkins, and sandy beaches. From the top of the longest hill, we watched unidentified whales (possibly humpback) feeding near shore.
We remain on the traditional territory of the Costanoan Rumsen Ohlone People.