California Coastin' | Half Moon Bay

Within the travel world, and likely, countless Top Ten HuffPo lists, driving along Northern California's coast is said to be the ultimate bucket list item. The drive, or simply the fact of being in that geographic location, gives way to some of the most stoic cliffs and stunning scenery on the continent. Sometimes it's a case of "you'd have to see it to believe it." The power that resides within these mountainous sandstone mammoths, transport you, even for a gliff, of being in another time, another place in history - ironically just over the hills, the echoes and calls of Silicon Valley and San Francisco's eminent fog await. Although, for a lazy afternoon, or a pensive weekend, you can be one with nature - to build your camino, to witness your footsteps imprint in the sand.

Poem in Campos de Castilla by Antonio Machado 

Caminate, son tus huellas
el camino y nada mas; 
Caminante, no hay camino, 
se hace camino al andar. 
Al andar se hace el camino, 
y al volver la vista atras,
se ve la senda que nunca 
se ha de volver a pisar. 
Caminante no hay camino
sino estelas en la mar.

Wanderer, your footsteps are
the road and nothing more;
Wanderer, there is no road,
the road is created by walking.
Walking will beget the path,
and upon turning around,
one will see that the path
will never be trod again.
Wanderer there is no road -
only wakes in the sea. 


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