Moontara, CA

Moonlight tonight shines more full than half. Moonbeams from southwest to northeast. White wavy light across the water from Montara Lighthouse to its mountain, illuminating Devil’s Slide. The highway, an old railroad bed empty of headlights. San Pedro Mountain, the original coast route, Portolà’s route up-and-over to discover the big bay.

State Route 56
Ocean Shore Highway
Coastside Boulevard
Coastside Highway
Cabrillo Highway

The tunnel, twin bores.  Rigged bright lights shine helping men work through the night. A tunnel locals call “Devil’s Slide Tunnel,” or “The Tunnel,” or “that damn tunnel,” but on a green and white reflective sign, the State will name it in memory of a local politician.

hunter’s moon waxes
five right arrows ~ curve ahead
prepare to stop

2 thoughts on “Moontara, CA

  1. Definitely called State Highway Route 56 all along the San Mateo County Coast. In 1964 the Dept. of Transportation decided to renumber all roads in California so that no duplications existed. Here’s more than you’d ever wanna know about that:


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