A few days in Santa Cruz have convinced us that the locals take their recreational activities very seriously. The Small Boat Harbor where Indigo is tied up teems with every type and size of
watercraft. The streets are crowded with bicycles, and there are a unusually high percentage of slim, fit, tan citizens.
The wonderful old amusement park on the waterfront reinforces the image of a fun-loving place. We have been trying to fit in, but can't help but gawk at the tall palm trees against the blue, blue sky. We are still newcomers here - it seems miraculous to us that the sun shines all day every day. Ah, California!