South Bay Redux

Jasmine and I took a vacation back down to the South Bay and, while visiting our old friends, we decided to visit some of our old haunts as well. We chose to revisit the Alviso Slough in San Jose and Wilder Ranch State Park down in Santa Cruz. If you didn’t notice, we happen to like the water.

Alviso Slough was the same as we left it with just as much flat, hot walking next to a festering salt pond as you could hope for. I know that doesn’t sound great, but I do like it.

Wilder Ranch is a great little state park; I forgot how much I like visiting this part of the pacific. We got there at 0930 and started our walk in a windy, cool fog. By noon, we were at a private, secluded, cliffy beach in the warm sun. It is really the perfect place for a relaxing day hike. I highly recommend it if you are in the Santa Cruz area.

Jasmine in the traditional Alviso clothing, fancy hat and normal city attire.

Jasmine in the traditional Alviso clothing: fancy hat and normal city attire.

I love all of the weird shores the salt ponds give you.

I love all of the weird shores the salt ponds give you.

It is a bit greener and vertical in Santa Cruz.

It is a bit greener and vertical in Santa Cruz.

Generic tourist picture mark 2018.

Generic tourist picture mark 2018.

Dolphins and dirds in a kelp forest! One of these days I will have to get a better zoom lens.

Dolphins and birds in a kelp forest! One of these days I will have to get a better zoom lens.