Mid-Week Rides: Solo loop: the coast

It wasn’t an official Mid-week ride in that no notice was given that a ride was to take place. I needed to go to Pacifica to help my mom with a few things and decided to turn the ride into a short loop, coming back the coast. I made sure to take my camera along since the weather looked conducive to photo taking. Alas, the photographer wasn’t. I neglected to check the camera settings and wound up taking all the photos at ISO 800 in bright sun. Instead of clear, crisp pictures I got lots of noise. One of these days I’ll remember to check the ISO setting before shooting.

Pacifica from Sharp Park Road

Pacifica from Sharp Park Road

Pacifica from Sharp Park Road
Pacifca Pier

Pacifca Pier

Pacifca Pier

There is an overlook on Sharp Park Rd that gives great views of the Pacific coast and the Pacifica Pier. I think this is the first time I’ve stopped there to take a picture.

Devils slide tunnel approach

Devils slide tunnel approach

Devils slide tunnel approach

Devil’s slide, the section of Ca 1 south of Pacifica, has been sliding into the Pacific forever. A tunnel through the mountain is going to replace the road around the mountain. This will be the approach to the tunnel on the Pacifica side. Note that right now it is a bridge to the side of a mountain. Boring has started on the south end, I believe.

Coast from Devils Slide, looking North

Coast from Devils Slide, looking North

Coast from Devils Slide, looking North
Coast from Devils Slide, looking South

Coast from Devils Slide, looking South

Coast from Devils Slide, looking South
Devils Slide

Devils Slide

Devils Slide

The above shots were taken from Devil’s Slide. This area is slated to be a bicycle and/or walking path once the tunnel bypass is open.

WW2 Coastal Defence Battery?

WW2 Coastal Defence Battery?

WW2 Coastal Defence Battery?

The structure on top of the knoll is, I believe, the remains of a WW2 coastal defense fire control position, AKA the Devil’s Slide Military Reservation. I remember that 40 Years ago it was mostly underground. The hill that it was dug into has eroded away in that period of time.