summer of love (July - September) 1967...
Haight Ashbury district.
We are in California...
.. And through a tunnel...
The cloud bank is waiting off shore again today.
Nevertheless it is a cool 60deg F and we have three Icebreaker layers on.
Pickers are bent over harvesting in the strawberry fields.
Signs offer 10 artichokes for $1.
We stop for lunch in Monterey...
There are many other motorists with the same plan.
It is a wonderful clear day with spectacular views of the Ocean.
We are on the sea side of the road as we ride South. Sometimes there are no barriers and I can see over cliffs to the ocean below. This is an advantage of riding on a motorcycle.
drought which is described as being the worst in decades.
At the hotel the restaurant is not routinely pouring iced water for guests. Everywhere we have been this is the first thing that happens when you sit down at a table. Not here. The notice says that because of the drought they have discontinued the service. Guests may request glasses of water if they wish.
We opt for a hotel by the beach for the night.
A long leisurely ride with magnificent ocean views.