I was happy to be back at the Pacific, I love the sea and it's such an essential part of being on holidays for me. We got our first glimpse close to Ventura. It was drizzly and rather grey but together with the yellow-green hills it looked so beautiful.
When we got to Santa Barbara the weather cleared up and there was the most amazing light, so bright and happy. Yannick and I were fit enough to go for a sightseeing walk while Antonia needed a rest at the hotel. I was really impressed by all the palm trees and the style of the houses, so different from Switzerland.
In the afternoon we drove to the Arroyo Burro County Beach park a few miles outside Santa Barbara. We tested the water (it was definitely cold) and I went for a walk along the beach. Again there was this beautiful mix of blue and yellow mixed up with palm trees.
In the evening we walked to the pier, watched the sunset and had crab rolls and ice cream for dinner.