Santa Cruz

It was hard to leave frisco, I love that city. But I am on a journey, and the road is calling.

My next destination was Santa Cruz. Ever since I saw my first santa cruz skates ad in the 80’s I wanted to check this spot out. Britt had a few days booked off work and last minute we decided to travel this leg together. Its cool having women friends, it’s super tough riding with a bro on the back… and all my luggage.

Along the road to Santa Cruz. Photo by Britt.

Along the road to Santa Cruz. Photo by Britt.

We found a great spot in Santa Cruz called ‘Hotel Paradox’. A swimming pool, hot tub, massive rooms and finally… some luxury. After a few weeks on the road I needed a little chill time. This was just the town. SC is a cross between Byron Bay in Australia and Newquay (out of season) in the UK. Surfers, hippies, coffee shops and good vibes flood the colourful streets. We hit up a farmers market with another friend I met in Costa Rica, Nina.

Nina, Britt and me.

Nina, Britt and me.

Nina is attending Santa Cruz University, she arrives on a rad fixie and takes us to a little thai place for lunch. We spend the rest of the day conversing about politics and travel over coffee before hitting a rad little Indian restaurant for dinner.

Touring around Santa Cruz.

Touring around Santa Cruz.