Capitola Village — photo by author

A Coastal Cruise

Views from a solitary bike ride

Sara Grace Stasi
May 2, 2020 · 2 min read

Outside options are limited nowadays. Yesterday I took a solitary bike ride down the coast a bit to enjoy the beautiful sunny afternoon. There were many gorgeous sights to see, and much to be grateful for.

views of the Monterey Bay — photo by author

Monterey Bay curves away to the southeast. Santa Cruz is situated on the top of the Bay, so the Pacific ocean appears to be south of the coast for a great deal of the town.

a busy bumblebee — photo by author

I was on a search for bees and butterflies on this sunny afternoon.

wild radish over the Pacific — photo by author

White wildflowers contrast with the aqua blues of the ocean and dark patterns of kelp.

iconic coastal iconography — photo by author

Coastal living with white brick and palm trees.

ORANGE — photo by author

People’s gardens are as impressive as the natural features.

beautiful flowering shrub — photo by author

Color bursts from every front yard and driveway.

lavender and California poppies — photo by author

Poppies and lavender line the curbside

Just riding around looking at the rainbow of flowers, birds, sea, and sky was enough to greatly boost my mood. Wishing you a moment of peace as you view these photos and ride with me.

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Sara Grace Stasi

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Poems, short fiction, photography, musings on life. Santa Cruz, California. BA American Lit | BA Anthropology | MA Education. Patreon: sgstasi

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Sara Grace Stasi

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Poems, short fiction, photography, musings on life. Santa Cruz, California. BA American Lit | BA Anthropology | MA Education. Patreon: sgstasi

SNAPSHOTS

An art and photography publication focused on visual narrative in storytelling.

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