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Time to leave the safety and familiarity of San Francisco and head down the Californian Coast. We headed directly west from our accommodation at a reasonable hour (planned for 0830 departure, left at 0930 ... blame Lisa [we left the house at 9:10 thank you very much ;D]), and had the top down through the trees. This alone totally made up for missing out on Muir Woods and Lisa's dislike of corners was somewhat alleviated by the open air ...
... of the acoustics in the hall. We drove back to our hotel - I am getting good at racing one stop light to the next - one averages about two blocks between stop lights. It takes a good 30 minutes to go 6 miles. March 1: We drove back to Santa Barbara today, by way of Hollywood Boulevard (Grumman's Theatre, Walk of Fame and Capital Records) and Route 101. We visited the Santa Barbara Mission, touring the cloisters, cemetery, church and museum. The mission has a long ...
... term 'rough, dodgy or a dump' when describing a less than desirable neighbourhood so having ruled plenty of areas out our search eventually led us to Ventura. The word 'sketchy' appeared a little bit in various reviews but nowhere near as much as other places!
What a delight it actually turned out to be. The small downtown area had plenty of shops, bars and restaurants and the waterfront area was pleasant enough and overall it all felt clean and safe. Our motel was a ...
... BIT MORE… WAIT TOO MUCH…. COME BACK - NOW YOU'RE STUCK, GIVE IT MORE POWER…" being English, we acknowledged their presence with a polite nod and then tried our best to ignore them, and not to the listen to the men folk discuss what exactly happens when you get electrocuted!? After some time, the whole noisy bunch of people of various ages were all settled and set up.
Later, once the wife and I have had dinner (one of the best ...
... especially like it when the big A-classes hang in the air. So in the evening everyone enjoys the nice warm inside.
We took the slow bus to Santa Barbara… and then walked up to the Mission, one of the 21 Spanish missions in California. It looks really nice from the outside with its twin towers and the old fountain. The garden inside and cemetery were ...