Road Trip > Capitola, CA

by Rainbow Bobbins

IMG_1919After staying the night at Montara Light House, I headed south on Hwy 1 to Capitola, CA near Santa Cruz to meet up with friends and celebrate John and Nicole’s wedding. They got married at Monarch Cove Inn overlooking Monterey Bay — me and Lea stayed on site in a purple room with more ocean views. Spoiled. The mornings were very relaxing – I went jogging along the waterfront and saw whales, dolphins, otters and pelicans then stopped by Verve for some damn good coffee.

IMG_1950Hello Sunrise – along the morning jog right before I spotted a whale jumping and spouting.

IMG_2006Waiting on waves

IMG_1968This is the door of the Chill Out Cafe on 41st which has awesome breakfast burritos. I’m used to it being fall season in PacNW but California was of course still blooming:

IMG_1967Below is one more shot of where Soquel Creek hits the beach in Capitola – there are several places here to grab a beer and eat overpriced, average tasting seafood with views of the ocean: