Bay Area

Half Moon Bay

After school one day, a couple of friends and I drove to Half Moon Bay to enjoy the rest of the day. Our plan was to get takeout and eat on the beach. We looked for a good place to eat downtown for dinner, but couldn't find anything that appealed to us. Instead, we went to the local supermarket and bought some sandwiches and fruit. We took our food to the beach and laid out a little picnic to watch the sunset.

There was a large water stream cutting through the beach, which we had to jump over to reach the waves. Along the shore, there were hundreds of dead jellyfish. Liz was brave enough to touch them and pick them up. When we turned back around, we saw a flock of seagulls playing with our food and belongings, which they had scattered everywhere. We had to run back to scare the birds off, but our stuff was already scattered everywhere.

Afterwards, we saw a cliffside covered in beautiful purple flowers. We went there to take some pictures and watch the sun set above the ocean. It was a beautiful and peaceful way to end the day.

Devil's Slide

About a twenty-minute drive north from Half Moon Bay, there are steep cliffs and hiking trails known as Devil's Slide. One of the main attractions in the area is Devil's Slide Bunker. Built during WWII as a lookout station, it was eventually abandoned and is now a tourist attraction.

The bunker is covered in graffiti, with new art appearing every day. The view from the land overlooks the Pacific Coast, with stunning views of the rocks and cliffs. It is also possible to climb the bunker and get to the top, although this can be difficult if there is strong wind. Right by the bunker, there are also hiking trails to the north and a beach to the south.