Ocean Mesa Campground at El Capitan
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Drove down to Santa Barbara for the night. Stayed at Ocean Mesa Campground, it was written up in Sunset Magazine as a must stay, NOT!
This place was packed with kids. At every corner there we signs, no biking, skate boarding etc.
That is all there was, kids on bikes, scooters, skate boards etc. So we thought we would go to the spa …
... Not sure what was going on, I went downstairs to see. Stepping out onto the platform I could see half a dozen Amtrak staff positioned by open doors. I asked the one by me about a delay. She was unaware having hot heard the tannoy. Word then quickly spread that there were cops around the front of the train. Before we knew it, we could see police tape cordoning off the front two sections of the train. The tannoy message now said there would be an ...
... here and changed our plans and decided to go to Santa Cruz for two days instead. The beauty of having a car and being able to change plans so quickly!
Santa Cruz was a lot of fun all three of us loved it there. It was a small town with a lot going on along with a beautiful coastline. On the evening we arrived it was late so we chilled in the hostel and had dinner. But the following day which was Tuesday the 1st of July we were up early ...
... contented and chilled babies I have ever met. They're great people and I hope I can say in touch. That afternoon Johnny took me to his house and I got to meet his wonderful wife Kelly. They gave me a tour of their amazing home with avocado trees, citrus fruit, a chili plant collection I'm super jealous of and the most amazing view of Santa Barbara. That evening we headed out to the harbour to go sailing but there's whole other post about that ...
... the rocks, and feeling the sand wash away back into the ocean.
It was amazing, except for one thing. It was easy to forget that I was in a nature created paradise, with all the man made build up around the shore. Rich houses on the hills, and the tourism industry getting as close to the water as it could.
I tried to imagine the landscape long ago. As well as watch the animals. It was still a damn cool place!
I laid on a couch ...