John & Anne Wiley

2012/10/07

Fly Di

Our friend Di loves to fly. So it’s always fun when we have her along. A few days after we got back from SJ & SF, the three of us were talking about how to celebrate our shared birth month. After listening patiently to the gals for a while, one of them asked my opinion. “We have an airplane,” I began. Somehow neither of them had thought of flying! Needless to say, that’s what we did. đŸ™‚

0426 Avila Light

0426 Avila Light

I like lighthouses, so it’s fun trying to get a good snap of the light at Avila Beach and I like how this one came out. But I’ve jumped ahead some here. We flew first to the great little Oceano airport and walked to Old Juan’s for a late lunch.

0599 Kite Watching

0599 Kite Watching

After walking down to the beach and watching the kite surfers for a while, we bundled back into Tripp and I flew along the coast out to the light so the gals could enjoy the view. Of course, that meant I got to snap on the way back.

0427 Avila Bay

0427 Avila Bay

When we passed the end of the pier I snapped this of the attractive main tourist scene where Anne and I had strolled a few times. We discovered that right outside Oceano airport there’s a bus to Pismo and from there a trolley to Avila, so we’ll probably do it again sometime, but on this day we three just saw it from here.

0428 Avila Scene

0428 Avila Scene

Well, more accurately since we don’t have telephoto eyes, we saw it from here:

0429 Avila Pier

0429 Avila Pier

As you’re well aware, another of my fascinations is sea caves so here’s a view of some along the bluffs.

0432 Sea Caves

0432 Sea Caves

Here’s a wide shot for context. Looks like people park in the lot at the right and there are plenty of trails. I haven’t often seen kayaks here, but it looks like a great place to paddle on calm days like this.

0436 Cave Context

0436 Cave Context

Further along, in the Shell Beach and Pismo Beach parts of this coast are some great waterfront homes and a few mansions. I wonder if the boulders these people had piled on the beach have slowed the inevitable erosion of these cliffs.

0443 Boulder Barrier

0443 Boulder Barrier

I have more pix I like from this “birthday” flight, so I’ll share them in the next post.

 

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