It’s a good day for headscarf 💨
I’m really liking the small seaside towns of Cali ( Cali, who even am I anymore 😉 ?! )
This part of our trip is all about casual exploring, no set plan or itinerary.
Today took a morning stroll along Cayucos pier with coffee and pastry in hand ☕️🥐
Next headed further down the coast and we stumbled across Tognazzinni’s Dockside restaurant and shared baskets calamari + chips with otters and seals for company 😂 Then spent the afternoon wandering in and out of thrift stores in Morro Bay and visited the weekly farmers market.
Now it’s back to the ranch for some reading, a cider and dinner at The Madonna Inn tonight 😍
This gang looks like the last group of people you’d want to run into first thing in the morning. Certainly that's how I felt leaving a room I'd rented in El Zonte, a small beach town on the Pacific Coast of El Salvador. Feeling fragile after a heavy night that saw a small group of us engulfed in a blizzard of confusion that lasted until after dawn, I returned to my room well after first light. Seeing no prospect of sleeping any time soon, I slipped away quietly to get a bus home, some way up the coast. I was greeted by raucous drunken yelling as I came through my door. Squinting and now slightly anxious, I saw that for this happy bunch the party was far from over. Totally smashed and carrying on, they grabbed me before I could refuse and forced a glass of rum into my hand. Not wanting to refuse the hospitality of locals, I decided to stay for one drink.
Same time, next morning, I emerged quietly from a different room nearby. Still not having not slept. This time I was away and on a bus.
We hadn’t called it a night until after dawn. By then, these boys were like brothers. Loose, wild types. Kind and good natured. We got on like a house on fire and had an absolute blast. I haven’t made it back to El Zonte and so haven’t seen any of them since. I'll get back one day. Hopefully I find them just as they were, free and happy.
Some big waves at Cape Disappointment State Park. Magical and powerful, this view from Waikiki Beach is iconic!
Photo by @ecklemm
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I'm obsessed with two things. Big trees and benches in the middle of nowhere. I love Washington state. 🌲🌊
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Weeks of erosion left the California coast in disarray. As we travelled down the coast, we soon realized this trip wasn't going to be what we thought. Big Sur dreams were put off for next time. Tons of rain, not really into it. But the way that California kinda looked like Ireland, that was awesome. This different, wetter side of the state made for some strange sightings and interesting pics.
So my camera packed up and I had to replace it but now can't transfer photos until I get home 😣. In the meantime here's a quick phone pic from an island just off Isla Coiba that was lunch stop on a day of snorkelling, don't think you can get much more of a cliche tropical island 😎🌴! If only the weather had been like this all the time so far....
The Kermode bear, which is actually a subspecies of the black bear, can only be found in parts of British Columbia. Roughly 1 in 10 are born with a white coat due to a recessive gene that doesn't allow for the production of melanin. The bear, pictured here, is hunting for salmon in the breathtaking Great Bear Rainforest. 🐻
L’ours kermode, une sous-espèce de l’ours noir, peut seulement être aperçu dans certaines parties de la Colombie-Britannique. Il y a environ 1 ours sur 10 qui nait avec une fourrure blanche en raison d’un gène récessif qui ne permet pas la production de mélanine. L’ours que l’on voit sur l’image chasse le saumon dans la forêt pluviale du Grand Ours en Colombie-Britannique.🐻
📷Andrew S. Wright / WWF-Canada