Saturday, 17 August 2013

Along the Santa Cruz Boardwalk

Santa Cruz Boardwalk
We had to do some proper candy-floss type seaside too, so stopped off at Santa Cruz.

Santa Cruz BoardwalkIt's got all the traditional seaside ingredients, a pier, a boardwalk, a massive wooden big dipper, arcades and general raucousness.

We explored the big rides, the stalls and the places selling salt water taffy.

Near the middle is a place called the Cocoanut Grove. There were various tales of the events and spectacles of this place from earlier times.

Perhaps a simpler type of amusement, but some spectacles that can't be repeated in the modern world.
Santa Cruz Chair-o-plane


Nikki-ann said...

So jealous! :D

OldLady Of The Hills said...

Santa Cruz....Another WONDERFUL place filled with lots of History.

rashbre said...

Nikki-ann & Naomi It is a very interesting place - I was struck by its history and the kind of spectacular shows put on in the early 1900s. I didn't find another Zoltar fortune telling machine, but there were some other types sprinkled around the boardwalk.

Pat said...

And those deep, deep blue skies.