|Surfer's Beach, Half Moon Bay|
As advertised, the chowder at Sam's Chowder House was light on the cream and rich with clam flavor. The kitchen deftly crisped the deep-fried shrimp and calamari appetizers, and the pasta was neither too chewy or soft.
After dinner we walked on the path to the beach. Surfers in wetsuits waited vainly for a large swell but had to settle for moderate waves that they could ride for a few seconds.
It had been over a year since our last visit to Half Moon Bay, only 20 miles away. We'll be back sooner.