John & Anne Wiley

2015/10/26

Funville

Santa Barbara isn’t just beautiful with great weather most days, it’s also Funville every day. People out enjoying Ledbetter Beach as usual on Saturday.

2600 Languorous Ledbetter

2600 Languorous Ledbetter

There’s always something fun going on around town too. Like this zombie Thriller dance on East Beach.

2538 Thriller

2538 Thriller

Actually on this day a long stretch of Cabrillo Blvd. along the beach was closed for a street fair (Open Streets as I recall), and not far from this gathering was another that was already winding down to make way for evening activities.

2541 Street Fair

2541 Street Fair

Just offshore people were gathering in sailboats of all sizes, adding to the similarly diverse power boats.

2588 Sailor Cluster

2588 Sailor Cluster

Heading out toward deeper water was the Ocean Institute’s beautiful 1770’s privateer replica Spirit of Dana Point (aka Pilgrim of Newport) tall ship with a deck load of fans (mostly out of view on the upwind side) enjoying the breeze, spectacular views in every direction, and some sort of buffet.

2519 Spirit of Dana Point

2519 Spirit of Dana Point

2015/10/04

Unknown

Some images convey to me a sense of the unknown. Some mysterious feeling of the space beyond words. Do you get any such experience from this?

1136 Shadows

1136 Shadows

2015/10/02

Homeward

We paused the drive from Big Sur back to Tripp in SLO many times, and this is one of the more colorful spots nearing San Simeon.

0891 Big Sur Colors

0891 Big Sur Colors

Before long we were flying across the arid rolling hills of Santa Maria Valley where dancing water had once carved now parched dry creeks.

0958 Moist Memories

0958 Moist Memories

Soon we crested the mountains near familiar Lizard’s Mouth where the little “Witch’s Hat” cave caught the shifting colors of a sun settling into drowsy stillness.

1027 Witch's Hat

1027 Witch’s Hat

We were back in the spell of our charming little city sprawled below as lights already began to twinkle where sun had already departed. Enchanting as every journey is, there’s no place like home.

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