This is a long picture post.
Santa Cruz, what a place of memories. I went there as a child, and again as a young adult with a boyfriend. So, I wanted to go again when I could appreciate the beauty of it. I much prefer the ocean than the Boardwalk, so the majority of the pictures are of that. I drove along the coast Hwy 1, were picture ops are abundant. Stopping of at several turnouts and getting the pictures I did. Can't believe I didn't take my regular camera. I took these with my phone camera. I think they turned out great.
I love the Ocean side areas. The scariest part of the drive was going through Devils Slide, an area that falls off the side of the hill during heavy rainstorms. The highway literally falls off. Their repairing it constantly.
I loved the day, it was nice weather.