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Bloviating Zeppelin: Sandy Cruise & Capitola

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Sandy Cruise & Capitola

My wife and I spent the last three nights in the Santa Cruz & Capitola area, which is adjacent Monterey Bay. You can see that Santa Cruz (click on map to expand) is in the upper portion of the map, with Monterey and Pacific Grove in the lower portion of the bay. You can also see that Monterey Bay borders a rather deep ocean canyon which drops off precipitously.
This is the Capitola Wharf, at the end of which is a seafood restaurant called the Wharf House, where we had dinner Monday night.
The area is replete with kayak rentals. There is a three mile radius limit for paddling. Three miles is a really, really long way if you're in a kayak. These people are in the midst of one of the famous Monterey Bay kelp beds.
This is the Stockton Bridge in the town of Capitola-By-The-Sea. In the area, because of the wages, Capitola PD is where one wanted to work when looking for local law enforcement employment. This is the Soquel River running under the bridge and towards the sea.
Entrance to the wharf.
If there's a will, there's a way.
Small boat fishing. The ocean was very calm.
Boats anchored south of the Capitola Wharf.
Today is now a "driving back" day. As you read this I'll be heading north, once again, on Highway 1 back towards work. Heavy sigh. Please click on the photographs for full expansion and detail. Take care, dearest readers. Back to the chug tomorrow.



Blogger Leticia said...

BZ, beautiful pictures and my favorite was the little pigeon drinking water, that was adorable. Glad you had a wonderful time.

Tue Jul 20, 12:36:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Leticia, thank you kindly. When he turned his head upside down under the spigot, that was irresistable!


Tue Jul 20, 12:59:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Well Seasoned Fool said...

Wife and I had lunch at that restaurant in 1971. What a beautiful area. Nice snaps, too.

Tue Jul 20, 04:46:00 PM PDT  
Blogger David Wyatt said...

Beautiful pictures, BZ!! Isn't our God a wonderful Designer! That pigeon was beautiful!!

Tue Jul 20, 06:47:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Thanks, WSF. I think if we go back, it will be in fall or winter; summer is a bit too crowded and too loud with kids for my currently aged tastes.


Tue Jul 20, 06:49:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

David, you bring up an excellent point. There are some wonderful things on this earth and the firmament, are there not?


Tue Jul 20, 07:46:00 PM PDT  
Blogger David Wyatt said...

Amen! And to think we're still living in a sin-cursed world.

Wed Jul 21, 08:08:00 PM PDT  

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