Living on the Edge

May 3, 2012
The title is very literal.
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 🙁

So I fooled around a bit
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

Finally a not-too-steep descent

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!

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  • Reply Bella Joya May 3, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    I literally just burst into tears at work reading this. why? becuase it is soo beautiful. I miss my darling SEYI CAKES, i miss how beautiful California is, and i just realized that in June last year i made SEYI promise that in two years, no matter where i was i would drop everything and move to SF even if it is just for a year. It will be a year next month and I am no where near close to moving to SF. but still i remember that a couple of months before i made SEYI promise me, I had just lost a job, had no new job, was fast running out of money and hella frustrated… anyway i will now run off with my ramblings and go plan out the next year of my life. Thanks Sabs for reminding me of the little beautiful things in life.

    • Reply Sabirah May 3, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      Awwww Joke :'( Everything is gonna work out in God’s special timing.
      I’m glad this post reminded you of your dreams :*
      Thank you for sharing (hugs)

  • Reply Miss Enigma May 3, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    This is def a YOLO experience! And a good one too! Dang the iphone pics are crisp tho! I’m happy that you did something fun!

    PS: Post b4 and pics with captions is def z best lol

    • Reply Sabirah May 3, 2012 at 2:52 pm

      Yes definitely!! When are you coming to visit Cali missy!! you are due!
      And thanks for the post ideas 😀

  • Reply Anonymous May 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I would loveeeee to do this too. :(. Unexpected adventures for the win. That cliff walk must have been something with that ridiculous view. *sigh* – Revalanche.

    • Reply Sabirah May 3, 2012 at 9:02 pm

      😀 lots of time for adventures 🙂 many to come!

  • Reply Daisy May 3, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    Hi Sabirah!

    I got to your blog from twitter. Nothing like that crisp Californian sun, it’s my home away from home.

    Just added you to my blogroll 🙂

    • Reply Sabirah May 3, 2012 at 9:03 pm

      Hi Daisy!
      Welcome! thank you so much for dropping by and leaving a comment!
      Thank you!

  • Reply BBB May 4, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    YOLO!!!!! lol
    looks beautiful
    almost looks like a thing from horror movies though, id have been worried to be the only ones there
    i bet it was peaceful,
    sound of water hitting rocks can be so calming

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