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... long hill of the tour. Supposedly, according to Professor Profile, the difference between this hill and yesterday's was that this one was just very long (fourteen miles) but not excessively steep. With another 'final hill' selfie taken, we sped down the other side, nudging 40mph at times. At the bottom, we had the pleasure of rejoining the 101 but then the displeasure of seeing the 'strong gusts for 2 miles' sign. Permanent signs like that ...
... coast to Eureka
California being buffeted by
great gusts of wind where we could see curtains of rain being driven though the
trees. SURF WAS REALLY BIG AND AWESOME!!!
I don't think I have ever felt the wind so alive and become
so familiar with the terms sheets of rain, rain squalls and buffeting by the
wind. Goldie handled the bluster and blowing like a real trooper with grace and
style. By the time we got to Eureka things ...
... Pirate was telling us about where she worked up in the mountains on a farm. The farm was on the territory of a mountain lion which she had regular encounters with, so many that she even gave her a name, Karen! There was also a family of black bears who regularly were wandering around but obviously, because we are in America, she had guns for protection!
On Wednesday we left the Israeli's and headed off on our lonesome, dropped on a corner of highway 101 we walked up the ...
... grassy area to have a picnic (late) lunch. Even finding a picnic area proved difficult and we ended up in a residential area sitting in a playground area under a tree!
From Buellton, we headed to Santa Barbara, our final nights stop for our USA trip. We found our lovely hotel right in the middle of State Street, the main shopping/restaurant district. Perfect location! Once checked in, and freshened up, we went out for a drink (Mojitos ...
... the music down. Needless to say it took us ages to fall asleep. The owners were very apologetic the next morning, but it wasn't their fault.
The next morning we moved on to Seaside, a small town next to Monterey, as this is where Terry's mother and brother live. We checked in to a motel near their home and spent the day with them. Obviously a family visit is not the stuff for blogs so I will not bother you with all those details. It was good to ...