Walked a couple of miles, down into a little canyon with massive redwoods, then up to an Observation Deck, then, by another trail, back to the car. A few other hikers around and a lively mild day. Cell phone photos/videos:
Of course, it's impossible to show the size of these guys.
Believe me, this one was massive.
Even the little trees were photogenic (at least in person).
I was heading to this Observation Deck.
The fallen tree across the creek was pretty massive, too.
Here's a video from bottom to as far up as I could see.
Here's a 360 degree pan from the Observation Deck. Unfortunately, some old, fat guy got in the way.
Back in town, I visited the (reconstructed) Santa Cruz Mission. A few minor objects of historical interest in the Museum, but since it's a total reconstruction (based on an original painting that was on display), you don't need to see any photos.
I may try to get over to San Juan Bautista tomorrow - haven't been there in person in decades, although I visit it compulsively, via 'Vertigo', quite frequently.