New Year’s Day and Monterey Bay

We planned a couple nights with the T@G over New Year’s at New Brighton State Beach hoping for a break in the rain. We had beautiful weather, but it was cold (for a Californian); in the low  30º’s. A great campground on a bluff overlooking the Pacific. We set up camp, investigated a bit and then went to a nice restaurant in Capitola to celebrate the new year. New year’s day we hiked down to the beach, walked along the water’s edge a bit, and sat in the sun. I had a T-shirt on! Worst thing about winter camping is it gets dark so soon. So I was BBQing in the dark and we sat around a wonderful fire while we had dinner. Pictures prove we were there………..

sunrise at the campsite
sunrise at the campsite
Capitola at the tip
Capitola at the tip
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chillaxin' on New Brighton Beach
chillaxin’ on New Brighton Beach
dig hole, fall asleep
dig hole, fall asleep
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beautiful blonde
pelican
pelican
hiking back up to the campsite
hiking back up to the campsite
sunset at our campsite
sunset at our campsite
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Big Sur

We took a two-nighter out to Big Sur with the T@G. Sunny in the campground but foggy at the beach and recovering from an eye injury after our morning at the beach I needed a nap. A low key trip for me. I BBQ great Paleo hamburgers (no bun) for dinner, with sides of cole slaw and potato salad. Port for dessert.

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waiting for breakfast
waiting for breakfast
Pfeiffer Beach
Pfeiffer Beach

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back in the sun
back in the sun