Day 19 – Santa Monica to Laguna Beach (105.2 Km)

As much as I wanted to sleep in today, I couldn’t. The motel was truly terrible. I got up and out as early as I could, I was in such a rush that I left one of my chargers and a cable. Annoying.

On the plus side, I managed to attach my Muscle Beach water bottle, so I still have that!

Today was flat and mostly by the beach, after a quick breakfast, I didn’t stop until Huntington Beach and Pier. The day was mainly taking in the wide expanses of sand and enjoying the slow meandour down the cycle paths, which are located in the middle of the beaches.

I had a bit of fun in the sand, some of it had blown on to the path on a corner, my front wheel slipped out and I careered off for a slow motion spill. Pride more than anything else was hurt. I had to get up and pretend nothing had happened, moving swiftly on!

Through Newport and ending in Laguna Beach, I’m glad I went a few Kms further. Laguna is beautiful, after checking in to my much nicer accommodation, I decided it was about time I went for a run along the beach. Short and sweaty, the run was a great way to take in the area and the sea was a great temperature to cool me down after.

I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening walking down the main promenade. I even attempted to get my hair cut, but failed, the far too hip barbers only took appointments, no walk ins! I guess I’ll just have to remain looking a state for Babs when she meets me at the finish on Tuesday. Sorry!

2 thoughts on “Day 19 – Santa Monica to Laguna Beach (105.2 Km)”

  1. Lots of interesting views and sights, not far to go. I am sure you have really enjoyed it, even if it was rather hard and difficult in places..

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  2. Just binge read your last five days! Great times, I am loving your adventures. You are going to love San Dieago. Try and swing by Pacific Beach if you can, very chill vibes there.

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