Monday, November 28, 2016

Santa Cruz in November

A few weekends ago we escaped to the beach for some much needed rest and relaxation. The drive from San Jose to Santa Cruz was very pleasant and since we arrived early, there was plenty of street parking.

While many northern Californian beaches are often foggy (and therefore quite cold) for at least half the day in spring and summer, in fall and winter there are many clear days, which make for a very enjoyable beach experience.

I wore comfortable layers that worked out perfectly. I always feel comfortable in leggings and a tunic. I added my denim jacket and a scarf. It was quite warm for most of the day as the sun was out, but especially later in the day I was happy that I had the jacket and the scarf.  

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We first explored the pier and got some lunch. 

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Then we took the kid to the arcade, which he had never been to. He managed to win a Minion on his first try, which made his day.

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Northern California (hopefully!) has its share of rainy days in late fall and winter, but there are also many gorgeous days, and pretty much all of our “perfect” beach days over the years have been in December or January!

To end the day, Andy got a beer at New Bohemia Brewing Company - a nice, comfortable space to enjoy a beer.

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Be well,