We spent the day headed down Highway One saying goodbye to the Pacific yesterday, stopping to play among the waves and sand at several beaches. The first was early in the morning at the deserted Ocean Beach, just north of the Vanderberg Air Force base. I had my shoes on so didn’t venture into the water. It looked cold.
The second, and best, beach we visited was the Jalama Beach, a county park where we had to pay a $10 entrance fee. Worth every dollar. There’s a campground there that I’d visit again in a heartbeat, right on the beach. Being November there were a lot of spots available. It made me want to fly home and pack up the tent and Katie and head right back out here. Though I think all the pounding waves, salt water and funky kelp on the beach might not be to the princess’s liking.
Anyway, this beach had a few more people on it, like the surfer…
…and the fisherman.
I played in the water here and got quite wet. Turns out the ocean wasn’t as cold today as it was yesterday. Or maybe I was just getting more acclimated.
We stopped somewhere just north of Ventura to watch some people sailboarding. The wind was strong and they were just flying across the water.
We ended the day watching the sun set at Malibu. Amazing I know; sunset on Malibu’s Zumba Beach!
We had no idea the beach is home to about a gazillion trillion seagulls. Or more.
I found them quite fascinating. They sat in massive groups…
…and then flew as a unit when anyone approached them.
I almost missed the sunset I was so interested in the birds.
It was a lovely day that ended in a lovely place with the moon rising over Malibu.
I can’t ask for more. Except maybe more time in California.