I have many blog posts about Half Moon Bay and they all show beautiful bright blue skies and sunshine. Well I now I have to tell you the true story about the coastside weather. Summertime in Half Moon Bay is often overcast and foggy and this 4th of July weekend was no exception. Summertime is often referred to as “June gloom” and apparently July gloom too. We do get the occasional warm and sunny days but it can be sporadic and unpredictable. Helpful tip, if you are traveling to Half Moon Bay, August through October have the best weather. Despite the cloudy weekend, we still headed outdoors to enjoy some fun summer days. Our long weekend included kayaking in the harbor, beach days with our dog Holly and lots of relaxing.
The Coastal Trail runs over 11 miles along the coast line and provides spectacular cliff views. On this particular day we headed to Poplar Beach to catch the trail. After a long hike you can find a great spot on the sand to set up a picnic and relax. The water is too cold for swimming without a wet suit, but you can still dip your toes into the tide to feel some salt water on your skin.
Let me tell you the story about little Holly. About 5 years ago I brought her home from the Peninsula Humane Society. She was a very skinny one-year-old pup who had been found abandoned. With her mixed breeding she’s got the energy of a Black Labrador with the brute strength of a Pitbull. This combo creates a bubbly and swirling Tasmanian devil that always wants to run and play. Anyone who has adopted a rescue animal can tell you that it is one of the most rewarding experience you can have. The loyalty and companionship from a dog is unlike any other. I am a proud dog mommy to Holly and she can always cheer me up when those blue days come around. For anyone who is considering adding a new furry member to the family, please make sure that you are ready to commit to being a parent for the entirety of their life. All animals need and deserve a loving forever home.
Half Moon Bay Kayaking
After a delicious morning brunch at Caffé Mezzaluna we headed to the water. We rented our equipment from the Half Moon Bay Kayak Company and set off into the harbor. Under a cloud of fog we cruised along through the bay in our kayaks and enjoyed the views. The heavy fog brought an aura of calm to the holiday weekend but we still managed to squeeze in a little adventure.
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