I continue driving up the coast and I see the Pigeon Point Lighthouse in the distance
I stop at this small gravel area on the opposite side of the road – since I’m heading North instead of South. Take a few pictures of the lighthouse from afar and then begin to wonder where the gravel road leads. It looks like tire tracks but there is no trespassing sign. And it is bound to connect with the ocean/cliffs so it cannot go that far.
So why not follow it since I’m here already. As I drive I notice that it leads all the way to a small parking area and then there is a trail. So I park and follow the trail to the ocean.
At the end of the trail I see the beautiful view of the ocean, cliffs, the coast the lighthouse, and there is also a bench to sit down and observe and take in this gorgeous view and powerful scene.
I continue the drive, and briefly stop at Half Moon Bay. and then arrive in San Francisco.
Driving through the coastline during the day is also rewarding. Eye candy for the soul. I cannot believe my luck finding the spot with the bench. I go back to one of my lessons on the Camino – trusting in your instincts and intuition. And allowing yourself to be lead by it instead of rationalizing it with inner dialogue. I love the drive and looking forward to doing it again in the near future and in the opposite direction.
Breakfast: $7.25 (Coffeetopia)