I spent the weekend camping on Sunset Beach near Santa Cruz. The sea was full of life. There was an explosion of sand crabs, lots of baby dungeness, living sand dollars, large numbers of birds, a few pods of harbor porposes, jumping sea lions and a very cute and very hungry sea otter. I don’t think I’d ever seen live sand dollars.
On the way home we stopped at the MAH, Santa Cruz’s outdoor shops and a park in San Jose.