John & Anne Wiley

2011/12/01

Add Ventura

I’m an adventurer. Don’t think of myself as such, but having now landed a small plane in every state and province north of the Mexican border I probably qualify. Still, I’d like to add Ventura. Sure the airports in Camarillo, Oxnard and Santa Paula are fairly close. But it would be great if we could fly to Ventura and walk to town like we do in those other towns that have their own airports. Picky perhaps. But just look at how beautiful it is.

7852 Ventura to SP

7852 Ventura to SP

Approaching from SB we often get great views of Ventura with Santa Paula (plus Camarillo & Oxnard) in the distance. The fairgrounds center-bottom is right next to a beautiful estuary where the Ventura River meets the sea.

7854 V. River Mouth

7854 V. River Mouth

On the other side of the fairgrounds is a spiffy pier that, were it not for the freeway, might see more foot traffic than the SB & Goleta piers.

7861 V. toward Ojai

7861 V. toward Ojai

It’s also beautifully situated beneath the mountains that ramble back toward Ojai. Just across the freeway from the pier is the picturesque old town where we like to stroll or pause at a cafe. Too bad they don’t have an airport, or this adventurer would more often add Ventura to the agenda. 🙂

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