This may sound fickle, because of our love for the desert, but the coastal lifestyle is a life we can easily see ourselves in. When we are close to the coast we feel the “easy-going” vibe. It is a pretty relaxed feel. The beaches, (overpriced)Villages, and towns we pass through are so inviting, Its hard to NOT imagine what life would be like there.
Buying fresh fish was on our list. Finding a harbor wasn’t hard, and finding Old Monterey Wharf in Monterey was quite a treat. As we walked the wharf in search of the market entrance the barking seals caught or attention.
Can you say FRESH FISH!? How about saying’ it three times fast? We found our fish, and splurged(we got change back on a dollar) on a 1/2 pound of sardines for our doe-eyed friends.
Beth and I proving our word is our bond.
Rock stacking, and some perfectly timed bouldering, make for some hungry comber’s.
The rocks on some of the beaches we visited were so vivid they seemed electric. These 2 shots were taken just north of San Simeon, and Jade beach.
You would be amazed at the people you meet when you stop on the road to make “panny”cakes. Sally Hogan just happens to be one of those amazing people. She reminisced of of her past, and back when she used to travel in a VW bus. Before it was over, I believe we ALL had joyful tear. Sally asked a couple of time if Donn had anything wood for sale. She wanted something. Well, after digging around I found a spoon he had made. With a little sanding touch up, and some olive oil, it was like he had just made it for her. Funny thing , Sally threatened to hit him with it when he told her that was the 1st spoon he had ever made. I snapped a priceless shot. She told him you should always keep your first of everything.
Sally wanted to repay us by giving some of her work. She knitted this beautiful pair of socks, that just so happen to fit Beth’s feet perfect.
We are DEFINATELY on the RIGHT side of the tracks.
Now we have the energy to do some roadside(painted cave road) bouldering at Chumash Painted Cave. Beth is lovin’ the boulders. Is she planking, or did she learn this move from the seals?
A quick crafty session at the campground before we hit the big city. Beth is polishing up her beach treasure, Donn is making bird houses out of old tin cans, and I’m filling a jewelry order for a close friend. Seize the day! Will Ya!
A trip to the Getty museum followed up by a stroll on the Venice Boardwalk.
This trip was a fun-filled eight daze! Can’t wait to do it again. Who’s Next?………..