Day 29 - Pismo Beach - California

Trip Start Oct 13, 2012
Trip End Nov 19, 2012

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Saturday, November 10, 2012

Today was a day of beautiful beaches and piers as mum and I made our way along the Californian coast from LA towards San Francisco.

We drove the beautiful beaches of Malibu then stopped for freshly caught lobster for lunch on the pier at Santa Barbara, delicious!

The pier is called Stearns Wharf and is the oldest continuously operating wooden pier, built in 1872. A claim to fame for this pier is that it was, at one time, co-owned by Jimmy Cagney.

I would like to say that we then went on to visit the Santa Barbara mission, but on the way we got distracted by a Macy's store and never quite made it there, oh well, never mind.

Further up the road we stopped at the cute 1950s style Pismo Beach, which is home to another lovely wooden pier. This one was not commercial, and seems only to be used by locals to wander down and cast a line from, which is quite lovely to see.

Pismo Beach also attracts quite a few surfers, but in the time we were there there was hardly a wave in sight, it's really very flat. In fact the waves have been quite flat on all the beaches we've seen so far, which was very surprising. I don't know if it's always like that or we just saw it on a low day, but as the surfers kept arriving I've got to guess it's always that way, hardly worth putting the wetsuit on!

A bit tired from the day, and mum still a bit jetlagged, we opted for a pizza delivery for dinner. I tried to inform mum that large here is not like large at home and that a medium would be sufficient, but she wanted a large so that's what we got. You should have seen her face when the gigantic pizza arrived. She's going to be eating it for day's :)
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