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Ragged Point Inn and Resort is located 24 miles north of the Bridge Street Inn on Highway 1. An amazing coastline lies below the resort. The steep Ragged Point trail offers breathtaking views of the coastline. Once on the beach look up. You will see Black Swift Falls that cascades from 300 feet.
The 13 mile ride from the Bridge Street Inn to Cayucos can turn into a half day adventure with ample hiking, beach naps, art galleries, wine tasting, coffee shops and restaurants. Plus it only costs $1.50 to a catch a ride for yourself and bike on teh RTA bus back to Cambria.
Below are links to some of the authors favorite stops on the Cambria to Cayucos bike ride.
My love for dirt started at a young age.
When I was two my parents moved from the paved environment of the Bay Area to the rural lands of Boise, Idaho. An acre of dirt made their eyes grow large, much like a kid at a candy store. Yet unfortunately too much candy can cause a bellyache. Finding the balance between raising a family, working 9 to 5, and managing a plot of dirt was tricky; Something had to give. Luckily the strong bonds that had developed (from what I assume is child birth and breast feeding) could not be broken.
They decided dirt had to go. My family moved into a less “dirt-y” environment: Suburbia.
And despite the move my family still loved dirt. Whenever there was extra money burning in our pockets we spent it on dirt. We became weekend dirt warriors. For as many weekends as possible we eagerly traipsed on dirt for family events & relaxation. The dirt around Stanley, McCall, & Cascade, Idaho became our home away from home.
Even the annual family vacations became dirt-focused. During one of my favorite vacations we explored the dirt between Boise, Idaho & deep British Columbia. There we discovered that Canadians harbor a well-kept secret; their abundance of beautiful dirt.
They call their dirt the Canadian Rockies.
As an adult I still love dirt.
For example, when I was living in Girdwood, Alaska I kept pet worms. Sometimes people would blindly say, “Your pet worms are more boring than a hibernating turtle.”
My response? “I love dirt.” Plain & simple.
Here are a couple of links to a few of my favorite dirt adventures:
One of the (many) reasons I live at the Bridge Street Inn is for its bountiful, beautiful dirt. In front of the Inn there’s a white picket fence not to keep in the 2 1/2 kids, control the growing herbs or fence in the dog but to keep out the pavement.
Just three blocks from the BSI are some winding dirt trails that lead to the edge of North America’s western shore. It’s a great opportunity to see the blooming milk thistle or listen to the birds chirp.
Cambria, California has an amazing section of dirt to explore called the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve.
Hopefully the photos below will inspire you to come visit this amazing area.
Our dirt will be waiting for you!
Learn about the history of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve:
Overview of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve:
Help maintain the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve:
Help protect Cambria dirt by supporting GreenSpace: