Monday, 9 July 2007
Finally a run
After heaps of walking in the last couple of weeks thought finally Friday was the time to go for a run and Monterey had a bike/running trail (actually the old railway), straight outside my front door. Very enjoyable to get that old rush out amongst fellow runners and cyclists. It gave me a chance to see all the historic parts of the city, Cannery Row, the aquarium, the bay seals lying on the beach. Back on Hwy 1 with San Francisco next stop. Santa Cruz was next stop, had a great 3 hour walk around this town, first the pier then the Boardwalk (very much like Luna Park and giving the whole place a St Kilda feel). Back on the road, and fleeting sea glimpses. Cappucino and samosas at the quaint village of Half Moon Bay in preparation for an unwelcome Friday arvo drive into the big smoke. Made it across town and over the Golden Gate bridge, now to find a hotel close to the ferry at Tiburon. Tiburon i could only compare Mosman, beatiful area on a lovely bay with flash houses (both booked out hotels were over $300 a night), so worked out that Mill Valley on busy hwy 101 would be my accommodation of choice (even with a fridge and microwave 3 days here was cheaper than Tiburon).