Monthly Archives: October 2014

There be hills in Big Sur

So after a good night’s sleep I woke in the beautiful Andrew Molera state park and spent the morning getting myself ready for the next stage. I was about to enter the heart of the Big Sur region and having heard so much about its beauty I really wanted to take my time and enjoy […]

Entering Big Sur…

After a good night’s sleep and a quick breakfast at Starbucks I set my initial target on Monterey, 15km south. The run was amazing – there is a bike path all the way between the two towns and it is along the beautiful coast. Each time I looked right I could spot dolphins breaking the […]

Leaving Santa Cruz – an unexpectedly long day

After leaving Santa Cruz I set my target on Moss Landing which had a KOA (Kamp of America) and was exactly 42km from where I was staying. The beginning of today’s run was uninspiring, hilly and combined with a bad night’s sleep it was a struggle both mentally and physically. I also realised that my […]

Sniff sniff…. Is that me?

Tonight I write this short blog from my tent in a forest north of San Simeon. Today was short (30+km) but intentionally. Combined over the last 4 days I have managed to run about 200km – for the arithmetically challenged that is an average of 50km a day, 8km more than a marathon. Although today […]

Attending university in Santa Cruz

After yesterday’s herculean effort I was glad today was a short one. Allan had called a couple of days before and said he had sorted a place to stay in Santa Cruz and that was only 18km away. The road to Santa Cruz was fairly easy and even had a nice cycle route for most […]

Leaving Santa for Marina

After leaving Santa Cruz I set my target on Moss Landing which had a KOA (Kamp of America) and was exactly 42km from where I was staying. The beginning of today’s run was uninspiring, hilly and combined with a bad night’s sleep it was a struggle both mentally and physically. I also realised that my […]

Leaving WiFi zone!!

Afternoon all. I am currently at Carmel just south of Monterey and about to embark into the beautiful Big Sur region. Unfortunately that means I will be out of WiFi areas and I am clean out of data on my phone! Will write the blogs and flood them onto the site soon. About 600km to […]

Windsurfers are awesome – Thanks Davenport!!

So today was meant to be a nice organised and sensibly distanced day. But like each and every time I have good intentions the plan goes out the window but somehow the day falls into place and a perfect day unfolds. I woke up in Half Moon Bay after a pretty uneventful 53km run down from […]

A street art gallery from San Francisco – no word just pretty pics!

Day two in San Fran – the love affair continues despite rejections!

So today was my second proper day in San Francisco and the first time since I started that I had two consecutive days off. Itching to get back on the road partly because it is SO expensive here… but mainly because I miss the open road and have been told the next 400 miles of […]