Today was a rough day overall. We woke up to the sound of rain on our tent. Fortunately it was short lived. On the positive side it was 57 degrees which felt warm compared to previous mornings. Riding through Malibu was disappointing as the lack of a bike lane made it difficult to enjoy the views. South of Malibu the Santa Monica freeway was heavily congested which made the biking dangerous. We enjoyed the bike path through Venice Beach. The bike path along...
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Tòday was an easy 49 miles to Leo Carrillo Statw Park, just north of Malibu. Highlight of the day was stopping at the Mugu Missle park. The planes and missles were badly rusting but it was interesting to see the actual size of the Polaris and Harpoon missles among several others. The campgroung was nice and open but had hills on both sides which limited the daylight.
Today was our down day. Laura and I hiked over 9 miles seeing a seal sanctuary, tar pit beach, the world's largest Torrey Pine and other beaches. The weather was warm and sunny and made for a great relaxing day. Tomorrow it is on to Malibu.
Today we left our sanctuary campground and moved a short distance to the Motel 6. As of today we are back on schedule. We spent the day biking around Carpinteria. We visited several parks and walked through the Carpinteria Salt Marsh. It is in the recovery stage after many years of construction which eroded away the marsh. A highlight was seeing leopard sharks and manta rays prowling the waters of the marsh. Later in the day we checked into the Motel 6 and ...
Today we had to divert from our route due to a forest fire north of Santa Barbara. The fire crossed the road where route 101 and 1 meet. We loaded up all of the bikes and circumvented the closed area. After passing the closed area, a few of us biked through Santa Barbara and on to the campground in Carpenteria. Great site on the beach. Day time temp is around 70 but we expect a low around 50 tonight. Tomorrow we venture to a nearby Motel 6 for our down day. A cha...