Our Site...right on the road!


The View of the Harbor from our site

Marty enjoying the view.

Can you spot our Phaeton?

Walking to the Walton Lighthouse



Boat coming into the Harbor

Santa Cruz Boardwalk in the distance

Bargetto's Winery Tasting Room

Wine bar!


Happy Hour at The Crow's Nest

Santa Cruz is our last stop on the California coast - from here we start our trek east. I was able to get reservations at Santa Cruz North Harbor RV Park. Our preferred RV park in the area is Seacliff State Beach but it books solid – fast! This was our first time to stay at Santa Cruz North Harbor. It is a city owned park with full-hook ups, back-in sites, located in the parking lot of the north harbor. The parking lot style sites are adequate in size, the harbor view is pretty and the location is quiet but the RV sites are on the busy, too fast, harbor parking lot road. Stepping out of the motorhome (especially with Heidi) was treacherous. It made our pleasant stay a bit harrowing.

We spent our days catching up on chores and minor repairs. In between, we exercised (including running a 4.5 mile course to the lighthouse and Arana Gulch Trail - twice), visited a local winery - Bargetto's, enjoyed Happy Hour at the popular Santa Cruz restaurant, The Crow's Nest, and found one geocache. (Hooray!)

Geocaching is a modern day form of treasure hunting. All it takes is a desire for adventure, a love of mystery and a fully charged cell phone (a big thank you to my friend, Don for informing me of the Android geocaching app “c:geo”.) Go to the web site www.geocaching.com to learn more about it. Geocaching is great fun, family/pet friendly and best of all....FREE!

Yes, it is a very good life!

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