Bye Bye, Beautiful Santa Barbara

Today is our last day in Santa Barbara, California, and we have been most impressed with our week spent here. Good walks, good food, good lodgings, good views, good times, all around. Tomorrow, we begin our trip up the coast, with stops planned at Hearst Castle, Big Sur and then a two-day stay in Monterey. After that, onward to San Anselmo, in Marin County. We’re very much looking forward to our second week on the California Coast. I’ve published a photo album of our first week at my usual Flickr site. I’ll write more when home, but if you want to see what it looked like, without my narrative, you can click on the photo of Marcia in the clock tower of the Santa Barbara Courthouse to get a peek at all of things we’ve been gawking at through the past week. More to come, stay tuned . . .

5 thoughts on “Bye Bye, Beautiful Santa Barbara

    • Thanks! Having worked in tree sciences, it always sort of boggles my mind as to how many types of trees are sold and planted in urban spaces because they are fast growers . . . even though almost every fast growing tree is problematic for use in urban spaces over the long haul. But, hey nonny, look at them things go when we are trying to sell development lots!


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    • One interesting thing about this area to me is that some of it might look familiar to you, but strange to me . . . When English-speaking folk arrived here en masse in the mid-1800s, there was a major trade in big tree saplings from Australia to provide wood for various needs, recognizing climate similarities between your eastern coasts and the southern bits of coastal California. And a lot of those trees have gone native here . . . So I walked thru a wild Eucalyptus grove for the first time, and saw the largest and oldest Moreton Bay Fig in North American, and saw the tallest Norfolk Island Pine I have ever seen, and something I had never heard of called a Bunya Pine, all from Down Under. Pretty cool. Though Californians evidently hate the eucalyptus and blame their invasive spread for a lot of the fire problems hereabouts . . .

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