On Sunday, we unpacked and put everything away again. We were not to be evacuated. The fire is 70%+ contained and we were tired of staying around the house. The kitties were very glad to see their transport boxes put high and away. They nearly wouldn’t go in the garage where we had staged everything to evacuate for fear they’d be headed to the vet.
We headed to the beach to walk and relax. We hadn’t slept well most of the weekend and a beach walk was just what the doctor ordered. This is Haskell’s beach, which is a super short drive from our house. We could see the planes coming in from Santa Maria and dropping retardant on the hills in the distance. That red tint along the top of the ridge is the retardant that’s keeping the fire contained.
As you can see from the last picture, this is a locals-only beach. 🙂