Day 13: Goin’ south

Planned on camping at Bolsa Chica SP, but they had no tent or hiker-biker sites. More discrimination in favor of cars and junk haulers, and against cyclists, pedestrians, and people with no fixed address.

Still, it was a brilliant day with a crisp tailwind, so I sailed south through Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and San Clemente. The park there was also closed to bike campers, but that didn’t dint the sunshine or tailwind, either.

San Onofre was closed to all camping, and since the day was fading I hiked up a back trail to its dead end, threw down my tarp, ate dinner, made a cup of coffee, and slept out under the full moon. The tent may not be seeing much use in days to come …

I was back riding the next morning, made Cardiff and learned that all San Diego state parks are closed to hikers-bikers because of covid. However, you can pay the auto rate and get a site. Apparently the germs know the difference!

Had a sandwich and contemplated my route. “Southbound” is a long-ass word.

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