Our next station was Santa Cruz, known to be one of the hottest surfer spots and they didn’t promise too much. We went for an airbnb room instead of a hotel, which we both actually prefer – the stories of the locals you get to hear and the insider tips about secret locations alone totally make up for a bit less comfort.
André recommended “The Aquarium” for dinner, which not only has an exquisite meat selection, but also a full glass front with a view of the beach and countless surfers riding the waves. Surfing really seems to be more a mentality than a sport here, but who can blame them for making a lifestyle out of the beautiful environment and the vibes that come with it? Packed with some cool new stickers (and Andre already has quite an impressive collection of them, believe me!) we left Santa Cruz after a delicious breakfast in an adorable little restaurant called “The Windmill”. Unfortunately we had a rainy day in front of us, which didn’t make the way to Carmel any less beautiful, but a lot more windy. The surfers at boardwalk didn’t seem to mind the weather though and still went on with their impressive (and a bit reckless) game of jumping off the cliffs into the sea.
When we stopped at in&out for a quick snack we decided to collect some souvenirs on our tour for you to win – but more about this later! Andre showed us a really amazing spot by the beach where these pictures were taken. Although we were more hoping for a romantic sunset like Andre had it a few days ago, I still like the dramatic look of these pictures. After this we finally arrived at our Motel, packed with amazing pictures but also very tired. And while I’m sitting in front of my tiny fireplace (!!) to write this we are picking the best pictures of today and hope you will enjoy them as much as we do.
…to be continued