Yes, I sometimes can be brief. I know that quite a few of you will now grin, especially the ones who have seen me presenting or defending an idea. But about week 29 I can be brief.After a night next to the train track, (again) and with trains announcing their passing by by blowing their horn 5 times, we decided not to stay in this village with the longest wooden pier of the west coast, but to move on.
In Carlsbad we arranged an appartement via Airbnb, which is only 5 km further down the ocean boulevard.
Meet Marge and Brian
For the first time in a long time we meet some fellow bikepackers, biking solo to Central and South America. You can follow Marge on http://www.margeonabike.com and Brian on http://www.crazyguyonabike.com/doc/wildbynature
In Carlsbad we get an upgrade to a newly renovated appartement with a great kitchen and enjoy 3 nights close to the beach.
We notice we get lazy and for the first time in 6 months we turn on the tv and switch between channels, but there is nothing that catches our attention. Morning glory is drenched in the first rain this place has seen in more than 6 months.
Carlsbad is a quint little beach town with very limited shopping but we enjoy running along the coast. We already feel that our body is gaining weight from doing less exercise, but luckly we got runningshoes at the outlet. For the first time in 6 months we did a 6 km run! Fun! Great! And severe muscle ache the next day from the different type of exercise.For the next 3 nights we decide to move to a campsite next to the beach (10 km further to the Mexican border). Passing by the grocery store we meet Dutch Birgitta and Henk. Boys and girls talk seperatly and we have an emotional, deep, wonderfull conversation.
They started with a great idea to rent out peoples own bikes, via a website.
We are lucky that the days at the campground are warmed by bright sunlight and have no wind. We enjoy the tranquility of not being able to do much, as no electricity or WIFI is available. We both have the same feeling of pressure to perform when we are indoors and being more relaxed when being outside, with no luxury. Relax whilst waiting for surfers to catch the next wave.
Fun to see how they bring their board to the oceanside and that they are not all young, blonde gods, but all kinds of men and women enjoying this fun sports.
We enjoy just waiting to see them suceed and have fun.Enjoy seeing pelicans skimming the waves.Enjoying running & taking a dip in the ocean.
Enjoying breathtaking sunsets.
Next week we move to San Diego and where we have reserved two different Airbnb places, one at Mission Bay and one at Logan Heights in San Diego. Let me already disclose that both of them were very good in promoting their property…