April 21, 2013
Cowell Ranch Beach
We returned to Cowell State Beach on a warm spring day, hoping for clear skies and cool weather along the coast. We'd seen the beach at the end of our Cowell-Purisima hike a few weeks back, and wanted to check out this pristine stretch on our next visit. Packing a simple picnic and a few beach tools, we dug into shell collection and beach art projects. My youngest was the designated artist, and we were her helpers. She gained some attention from beach walkers, complimenting her eye for design. Out by 10:00 am and home by 2:00 pm, we missed all of the traffic coming into Half Moon Bay in the afternoon.