Jalama Beach Campground, Lompoc CA

When we lived in Ojai California and worked in Santa Barbara, my wife and I would take camping trips up the coast at a remote beach campground near Lompoc called Jalama Beach. It was a great place to camp almost literally on the beach. The area was very remote so it wasn’t crowded back in…

Sidecar ride up coast of California Part 6

Back in 2014 I purchased a Russian made Ural Gear Up Sidecar Motorcycle. This is Day 6 of our sidecar ride up the coast of California Cambria thru Big Sur to Monterey.

Sidecar ride up coast of California Part 5

Back in 2014 I purchased a Russian made Ural Gear Up Sidecar Motorcycle. This is Day 5 of our sidecar ride up the coast of California. We stayed in Cambria at Moonstone Beach and hung out and rode around and explored the local area for the day.

Sidecar ride up coast of California Part 4

Back in 2014 I purchased a Russian made Ural Gear Up Sidecar Motorcycle. This is Day 4 of our sidecar ride up the coast of California. We stayed in Cambria at Moonstone Beach and rode up to Hearts Castle for a tour.

Sidecar ride up coast of California Part 1

Back in 2014 I purchased a Russian made Ural Gear Up Sidecar Motorcycle. My wife Ronda and I flew to Southern California and picked up the motorcycle in Los Angeles then rode it up the coast to our home in Folsom in Northern California with many stops along the way. It was one heckuva fun…

Scenes from Cambria California

Cambria is a very beautiful place on the coast of California just south of San Simeon where the famous Hearst’s Castle is located.  The castle is about 2-3 miles north of town. I’ve been going here for years and have traveled by cars, trucks, RVs, and motorcycles. It’s a magical place of sorts with a…

San Simeon Pier and Elephant Seal Colony on the California Coast

This is another in my series of posts about traveling along the California coast. I have been to San Simeon numerous times as both a destination and a stop over while traveling on my way up and down the coast over the decades. It’s one of my favorite stops, plus there’s Hearst’s Castle to see…

Spud Point Crab Company at Bodega Bay

Spud Point Crab Company, Bodega Bay While on a recent trip to Bodega Bay we decided to check out this tiny restaurant on the bay called the Spud Point Crab Company that we had read about on Yelp, figured it was worth a try. According to their website: Spud Point Crab Company, which opened its…