Half Moon Bay State Beach
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Wild and windswept
Wild and windswept
To a visitor, the name "Half Moon Bay, California" conjures up images of frolicking in the ocean, sunshine, surfers and bikinis. I did not expect a grey, chilly, misty, bleak, stark beach stretching for miles with cliffs as a backdrop.

But, once I got over my disappointment, I started to see the beauty in the soft grey light, acres of beach, wildflowers dotted along the cliffs, flocks of pelicans and salty sea air.

I even saw a surfer :) But no bikinis.
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