Travel Blogs from Ventura
... up early and went to the farmers market. We got lots of fresh produce, pistachios and almonds.
By far the highlight for me was getting to visit my old friend Scott Heaton and to meet his wife Michelle. Scott and I have not seen each other in 10+ years. He and Michelle were kind enough to invite us to their beautiful home and have a BBQ. Its funny how some friends you can just pick right up from where you left off. Scott is one of those people. ...
... was a dead surfer (Ventura is like most of California coast, a big surfer destination) but was a beached seal. We tried to cover it with water using Eva's plastic bucket which it accepted gratefully with its massive brown eyes, but eventually we had to turn and leave it as the beach was deserted bar the surfers and we had no idea what the US equivalent of NSPCA is. The tide was coming in so it could swim away if necessary, but I think it had come onto the beach to die. MORE ...
... along the interstate. Talk about endless.
My target for the evening was the home of my old college roommate Barry and his wife Kate, in Ventura. I hadn't seen them since my last visit to the LA area back in '02 and it was wonderful to reunite...made that less-than-ideal drive all worth it.
We headed another half-hour up the Coast to Santa Barbara for a very nice waterfront seafood dinner on the Santa Barbara ...
... that hopefully would last a week or more as we were headed away from civilization in the morning.
That’s it from here. We are headed out to the fabled Channel Islands. We’re pretty sure our chances of getting a cell phone signal (our method of connecting to the internet) will be pretty slim out there. So it may be a while before our next post. You may be able to track us via www.marinetraffic.com.
May the wind be always at your ...
So we met at 7:30am ready to start the trek - first thing a quick tour of Hollywood and then off to Santa Barbara. Santa Barbara was lovely with sunny beaches and a cute little town! We set up the first camp by the beach and had steak fajitas for ...
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