Northern California Seaside Adventures

Did you know that I’m back in California?
If you didn’t… well, I am! The day after I finished up at Bonnie Gordon College I hopped on a plane and flew straight back to Northern California.  I’ve been soaking up the blue skies and warm weather, and just unwinding after a very full on and stressful four months of study. 
The good thing about being back here is the time to relax. The bad thing? Minimal internet access again! It’s really not good for maintaining regular blog posts – gosh darn it!
I’ve been here for 2 weeks now, and while I admit I’ve spent a lot of it reading books and obsessively playing Roller Coaster Tycoon, I have been on a few small adventures.
A week and a half ago we spent a weekend doing ‘beachy’ things. I’m definitely not your typical ‘Aussie Beach Bum’, but I must admit I have been missing the beach during my time away from home. Once upon a time back in my Tumblr blogging days, I’d seen a post about a place called “Glass Beach” where instead of sand, the beach was covered in smooth glass pebbles. I wanted to see it desperately! 
I have someone who follows me around and takes photos when I’m not looking – true story!
We packed some snacks and headed North in an old pick up truck, with me bouncing excitedly in my seat. Four hours later the excitement had lessened slightly… I didn’t realise it was such a long drive!
The drive itself was beautiful though, with so many trees giving us a much needed break from the heat of the sun. 
Eventually we made it and… well, I guess I was a little disappointed. It was nice, and there was some glass… but I think my imagination had built it up to be something it really wasn’t. Oh well – we still had loads of fun climbing rocks!
The glass pebbles at Glass Beach – much smaller than expected!
On Sunday to continue with our ‘beach vibes’, we took a much shorter drive to Half Moon Bay. What a cute little tourist town!
On the way back we stopped to take in the sights, and get some fish & chips for lunch! As always, the wind around these parts makes it a bit chilly but thankfully the California sun was shining down on us kindly! 
Fish & Chips at Half Moon Bay
My beach cravings haven’t quite been solved, but this will get me by until I get home in October and can go walking on the beach every day if I want to! Although, I’ll probably not want to the second that I have the ability to. You know how it is… you always want what you can’t have! 

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