I had never been there before. Heck, I didn’t even know the butterflies migrate to that grove every stinkin’ year! Maybe the next time I visit the area the trails will be open and we’ll be able to see more. Anyway, here are some of the pictures I took on our walk to the beach. It was quite a walk and I got my 10K steps in!
|This is a map of the trail we took. Yellow from the parking lot, orange on the walk back.|
|An example of what is happening with the trees in the grove.|
|This is the eucalyptus grove and where we walked from.|
|This is where we were walking to. You can see the Channel Islands!|
Yes, there are snakes in California. This was the second one we
encountered. It was twice as long as the first!
|Reached the end of the trail to the shore. We were up pretty high.|
|A couple of flocks of pelicans flew by. I'm surprised I even got this shot.|
|UCSB is off to the left (we weren't far from the campus).|
|These wild flowers were growing everywhere. I thought they were pretty.|
|We had walked on the top part of the cliff coming to this spot.|
I have to say, I got spoiled during my trip. Maybe it wasn’t warm-warm, but the cooler nights were sure comfortable sleeping in (and the sunny days were absolutely beautiful). When we came home, our house was warm and stuffy. I was a sweaty wreck trying to sleep. What happened to spring around here? I can’t even open the windows at night. It’s already getting humid. Ugh.
So…I was going to write more on this post, but Hubby and I are trying to get the DVR % down (cause we still have things to record), so I spent the evening watching TV. But I was also rooting for Tampa Bay to win last night, and they did! Yay! Tonight I’ll be rooting for Vegas. I’m hoping for a Vegas/Tampa Bay Stanley Cup final. Who are you hoping will win? Or are you completely out of it (or were never in it)?