On Saturday my darling friend Seyi and I decided to enjoy some California Sun, sand and water. Little did we know the adventure that lay ahead.
We set out to Santa Cruz since we wanted a change from San Francisco beaches. We drove all the way, through the windy mountains, reached our destination and then realized we didn’t want to be there. See Santa Cruz is your typical beach town, boardwalk with rides, candyfloss, beach boys, naked girls, a nice dose of hippies, basically lots of “characters”. And Seyi and I were just looking for peace from a long week.
We were stuck, it was already 3:30 we couldn’t go back to SF. Seyi then had a crazy idea,
“Why don’t we just drive on highway 1, it’s on the coast anyway and we’ll just make a turning where we see an open road…” I gave her a crazed side eye and said nothing.
We had barely driven 5mins and she turned into what looked like farmland to me. she promised she saw water beyond… and so we began to walk…
|Crossed some railway tracks, I was excited, still a little skeptical, this is how horror movies start|
|A teaser! water!! we were so excited till we realized there was no way for us to descend the cliff 🙁|
|And then the exciting part! we started walking along the cliff edges! it was exhilarating, scary, dangerous amazing|
|And the view! Amazing!! I don’t know how many feet above we were maybe 200ft? crazy|
|At this point there were signs “Danger unstable cliff” Seyi inched closer, crazy!|
|you can tell we’re really close here, it doesn’t look that far down but it was. the crash of the water on the rocks! wonderful|
|After 40mins of walking we were glad to find this path, albeit windy and steep|
|Spooky! we made it!|
|Spooky caves were the sounds of the waves echoed, of course we were the only ones here|
|Relaxation time (check out my naija flip flops :D)|
|The long walk home|
It was an amazing day and getaway, I felt sooo rejuvenated. It was just the pick-me-up I needed. Thank you Seyi, for an amazing day. We truly had the best YOLO moments :*
ps- all photos courtesy Seyi’s iphone
Hope you enjoyed!