Capitola is a popular surf spot. It's just three miles south of Santa Cruz, CA which is "Surf City, USA"! This is the surf break at Capitola Beach, about five blocks from our house.
It's a tourist town, so it's busy in the Summer. Now that Labor Day has come and gone, the tourists have gone back home and beach is ours again! Capitola actually faces south on The Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary, which is the largest marine sanctuary in the country.
Here is a view of the old Capitola Wharf with the Venetian Motel in the foreground. The Santa Cruz Mountains around Capitola used to be used for logging and the lumber would be shipped out of Capitola to build homes in San Francisco and other big cities.
Here are some cool flowers that grow up on the cliffs. We don't know what they are called, but the hummingbirds love them!
We think we may have discovered the legendary TUNA TREE! This is in a garden a few blocks from our house. We wonder if we can get some seeds from these people?!
We hope you enjoyed this stroll around Capitola, CA. We love our little town. Have a terrific Thursday friends! xoxo, Busby and Raymond