So, this weekend we had hoped to go sailing but it appears the weather is against us. We stopped by our favorite little beach restaurant – well, one of our favs, they are all so great here – and we thought we saw a wall of snow!
It was actually a wall of sand that had been pushed from the beach into a berm. Last year, this restaurant was hit by a wave in a pretty bad storm that left a sailboat up on the beach.
This morning, I needed to clear my head and get outside, so I headed to Ellwood to see what the butterflies were doing.
There were plenty flying around as I headed to the monarch grove, but it was hard to get my camera to get a shot of them – they move so fast! I did get this lovely gentleman to take a break and let me snap photos of him. Or her.
Pretty little guy, eh? He was happy to have his picture taken.
After the butterflies, it’s up the hill to the open plateau to cross before reaching the ocean …
… and here is where it was apparent that the high wind was churning up the surf pretty good.
Looking across the plateau toward the Santa Barbara mountains, you can see how very very dry it is.
And this is my favorite place to stop and contemplate – lovely, isn’t it?
No sailing today. It’s just a tad too gnarly out there folks.