Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Visit Half Moon Bay

We thought today was perfect to visit Half Moon Bay, but when we got there it was still a little foggy. Around 10:30am, we arrived at McNee Ranch State Park. There is a 8-mile long half-loop hiking trail. We took part of it. We started from one parking lot and ended at the other parking lot. It took us around one hour. Luckily when we were at the scenic outlook point, the fog went away and the view is really terrific. One could see the big waves, the ocean, even some rainbows caused by the waves clearly. It is a really nice hiking trail with beautiful views.

Around noon, we went to Pescadero and bought a fresh Artichoke loaf from Norm's Marke (Arcangeli Grocery). Both my mom and Piaw love that bread a lot. We had a light picnic at the back of the grocery store. The picnic area is always pretty and cheerful. This is the third time I have that bread at that picnic area. Then we drove to Pillar Point Harbor, as I am always fascinated by the lively caught Dungeness crabs. At first we saw a shop just at the entrance to the harbor selling crabs at $9 per lb. I ever did some research, it was said that the fishermen usually sell at $6 per lb. So we walked down toward the harbor. It is quite nice that there is a bulletin board marking which port is selling crabs or fishes. We located the boat and bought the lively crabs back home. It is really yummy as even my frugal parents said it was worth the money. If you want to have the crabs caught on the same day, you need to come around 3:30 or so. As the fishermen just come back around that time. The just caught crabs tastes even better.

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