Belmond El Encanto
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Great tea with Courtney, Jenny, Colleen and me
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The kids and I played "supermarket" with products from Switzerland and fake Swiss money. We also made a Cherry Amaretti cake and prepared a cheese tart for dinner. Courtney, Colleen, Jenny and I went to El Elcanto for tea. It is a beautiful place with a gorgeous view over the ocean. We had a pre-birthday ladies afternoon with Courtney. We had tea …
... the pier so took Rachael back there on the bikes leaving the kids to chill. We got to the pier entrance and spotted another Pelican , this time dive bombing near the waters edge. I got some great photos. When we got to end this time there were lots of Pelicans. More photos, including some selfies, we then were strangely drawn to a restaurant, so we went in, grabbed a table out on the balcony outside, sat in the evening sun and had Stella's and wine. Very chilled and ...
... I fired up our generator for an hour to charge stuff.
With the afternoon at our disposal we headed down to the beach which was lovely. El Capitan has a great sandy beach, the water was warm and the sun was out, although slightly shrouded by high cloud.
At tea time we made our way back up to out plot and settled in for a round of rummy, Dave still in the lead! There was a great sunset and much more bonfire smoke, the Americans love a ...
... thanks to the rural area with it's rolling landscape and more beautiful than we probably expected. It's a big difference to the dramatic coastline of Big Sur, and almost soothing as we drive south.
Our first stop is the kitschy city of Solvang - a city that was founded by Danish settlers. The city is built in the styles that can be found in Danish small countryside towns, with loads of references to old Danish kings, ...
... be up early for interviews, so we called a cab to bring us back to the hotel, a 10 minute ride from the harbor, then we turned in for the night. The next day was spent mostly conducting on campus interviews, which was an experience heightened by the gorgeous campus at UCSB. The campus is right on the water, so while walking to and from classes the students are treated to million-dollar views of the Pacific ocean. The overall vibe on campus ...