Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Pacific Ocean

Day 10


Half Moon Bay

7:30am - Last nite an interesting thing happened. Water dripped on to Scampy. But it was not rain water. This water came from the phenomenon of how the redwood trees gather water. It seems that redwood trees adapted to their existence by absorbing mist from the atmosphere. And some of that mist condenses on the upper parts of the redwood trees. 

That's how the water came to drip on to Scampy! From that condensed mist!!

8:30am - After filling Scampy's fresh water tank with our homemade Water Thief, we headed out of Big Basin Redwood State Park [Link].

Our destination is Half Moon Bay.

iPhone captures a pic of George in Big Basin


1:30pm - Pillar Point Harbor
The Scampy Team has arrived at Pillar Point Harbor [Just north of Half Moon Bay] where we had a good time camping in July, 2011 [Link].

However, things have changed a mite since 2011. Now the Harbor Master wants us to have a boat, in order to stay here. So, we will find a different Nite Camp near here.


2:30pm - Airport Camp
We have found a place next to the Half Moon Bay Airport. Several other RVs are camping here. So, we are joining them and plan to make our Nite Camp here.

Our Camp adjacent to the Half Moon Bay Airport


Pic: San Francisco Bay from Skyline Drive
Here is a stitched pic of the Bay of San Francisco high up on Skyline Drive. We have been doing some experimenting with stitching and editing images.



4pm - Back at Pillar Point Harbor
We have returned here to make an Afternoon Camp. It is sooooo beautiful here!

We will remain here above the harbor until near sundown. Then return to our Airport Camp that we Blogged to you about above.

Our Afternoon Camp


8:30pm - Mistake
It appears that I made a mistake in choosing a Nite Camp because there were a bunch of other RVs parked there. I found out about it when a friendly sheriff dropped by to knock on Scampy's door.

And I was just beginning to watch the movie, "Out of Africa." Darn!

After looking around in a nearby residential neighborhood, a new Nite Camp was chosen [See map link below].

Now, I am able to get back to watching the movie!







Nite Camp Location Map

Elevation: 76 feet












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14 comments:

  1. Hmb is supposed to be real nice this weekend...

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    1. Hi David,

      Thanks for letting me know about the weather!

      George


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  2. Be sure to check out the sea otter colony. You can park right next to them with your rig, watching them from your window. Also, there's a super diner open for breakfast near there.

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    1. Hi John,

      Thank you sooooo much for the "heads-up".

      Su amigo,
      Jorge


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  3. Parts of Alfred Hitchcock's classic movie, "The Birds" was shot in Half Moon Bay!

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    1. Hi Croft,

      Good to know! I'll be careful when I am out and about! 😦

      George


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    1. You are right Bill, it was Bodega Bay! :(

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  5. And I would tell you to watch out for the sharks, but I am pretty sure you are not going in the water! Half Moon Bay is known for shark attacks.

    Glad you are enjoying camping again.

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    1. Hi Grandma,

      I definitely will not go in the water here at Half Moon Bay. I just watched the movie, "Jaws" last nite. For the Humpty Ninth time!

      George


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  6. I see your camped next to the airport. When I had a plane I kepted it at that airport. My son and brother still do.

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    1. Hi David,

      Half Moon Bay Airport is in a lovely area!

      BTW, a sheriff scooted me out of my Nite Camp next to the airport.

      George


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  7. Nice photo of you George!

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    1. Hi Jules,

      Very good compliment! Thank you sooooo much!

      George

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