Pacific Coast Bicycle Route – Day 54 – Cycling to Capistrano

I know, how else would we get there? Since there was no wifi this evening, this will be short for posting tomorrow when we have wifi.

Thought today would be a short day but it turned into 40 miles. We left Long Beach at 7:00 in a light rain that lasted until about 1:00 PM.

Leaving Long Beach
Leaving Long Beach

The rain got heavier as did the wind as we traveled through Seal Beach and Huntington Beach, but finally stopped even though the sun still did not come out.

Rowing in Monitor Bay near Seal Beach
Rowing in Monitor Bay near Seal Beach
Outriggers near Newport Beach
Outriggers near Newport Beach

Half the day was spent on beachside trails. The Californians don’t care if it is rainy and windy, they are out with their canopies and umbrellas staking their claim on the beach. Volleyball competitions were going on and lots of folks on the trail as well as lots of traffic on the Pacific Coast Highway.

Pacific Coast Highway approaching Laguna Beach
Pacific Coast Highway approaching Laguna Beach
Interesting house on the cliff - near Laguna Beach
Interesting house on the cliff – near Laguna Beach
Looking back over Crystal Cove State Beach, near Laguna Beach
Looking back over Crystal Cove State Beach, near Laguna Beach
Cycling into Dana Point
Cycling into Dana Point

We have stopped for the day in Capistrano Beach at a quaint 1930’s bungalow style hotel.

Sailboat viewed from dinner on patio at Capistrano Beach
Sailboat viewed from dinner on patio at Capistrano Beach

Tomorrow we cycle through San Clemente and Camp Pendleton with a destination of Encinatas.

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