SFO TO MONTARA LIGHTHOUSE 35 KMS 13.11.2016
Cycling out of San Francisco was not easy. I had a rather long way to go on this day and I did not want to tire myself out lugging my bike and gear on its steep streets, so I took the metro to the Vallemar Station which was towards the city limits and cycled onwards from there. The suburbs were absolutely wonderful and while the roads in some sections were rather steep, it was a great day. I sweated in the sun, and pushed the bicycle on many a street. I finally reached Hi Point Hostel at Montara Lighthouse around 3 pm and changed my plan on pushing ahead for the campground at Half Moon Bay, and chose to stay at the hostel itself. It was to be my first and often dreamt of, stay at a lighthouse site by a cliff overlooking the sea! The hostel was in the old and converted home of the staff that ran the lighthouse when it was operational. It was first built in 1875 and it had originally had a kerosene lantern and then was equipped with a fresnel lens. The hostel itself was quite nice and cozy and the staff very friendly.