Just some more pictures of our boat ride back to shore as the sun was going down – of course that ever present marine layer blocked a lot of the color – but the scenery was still breathtaking.
A few notes –
The sea lions crowded on back of the boat were actually causing danger. The people who lived in the boat (yes, live) feed them, but they weigh a lot (the sea lions, not the people) and there is a possibility of tipping. Incidentally, it was fun watching the sea lions crowd each other and knock the other lions in the water.
When we got back to the marina, the captain gave us a tour of the boats/yachts and pointed out those which belonged to famous people – like the Wrigley family. Seeing the boats/yachts of famous people is fun for a few minutes, but I’d rather take pictures of dolphins and sea lions – or stuff of people I actually know.
And that was our sail on the Pacific.
We then headed back to our motel in Goleta, but were hungry so decided to find a place to eat. It was about 8:30 or so, not too late, but dark. We decided on a place just up the road from where we were staying and had a very good tasting hamburger. (We hadn’t eaten much all day, so were very hungry.)
While we were eating, we noticed a couple police cars on in the road – and then more police gathered and by the time we got out the door, the road was completely closed. Cindy figured out a back way into the motel parking lot, so after we parked I went to the front desk to find out what was happening. Turns out an elderly lady was killed in a traffic accident the week before at the very same time and they were “reenacting” the events of the evening. Hmmm … Maybe police departments do this a lot. I’ve just never heard of it before or seen a road blocked for them to do it – especially a busy four-lane highway.