Interesting predawn view
out to the oil platforms

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out to the oil platforms
May 292020
 
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An early and nice 20 mile ride into SB and back

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May 262020
 

My first ride into San­ta Bar­bara in months. I was wor­ried, Covid-19 wise, about the nar­row Sum­mer­land Hill bike­way but my ear­ly tim­ing avoid­ed all oth­er rid­ers, cool.

 

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Twenty one beautiful miles down
to the Rincon Parkway and back

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to the Rincon Parkway and back
May 242020
 

Covid-19 so much is very dif­fer­ent from the norm. No park­ing any­where, parks closed, and roads closed with bar­ri­ers to dis­cour­age access to the beach. I have nev­er seen the 114 space Rin­con Park­way emp­ty.

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My morning walk, almost to Little Dubai

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May 232020
 

Up ear­ly and down to the shore I dis­cov­er that the tide is way out so with some shal­low wad­ing I can get beyond Sand Point and head for Lit­tle Dubai, my term for the love­ly Mid­dle East­ern styled homes near Padero Beach. I chose to turn around 1/4 mile from Dubai to not over stress my mend­ing left Achilles ten­don.

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Ride to Summerland to poke around the new Rusty’s then back home just as the sun rose

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May 142020
 

I’ve been get­ting up very ear­ly so have been alter­nat­ing days between walk­ing over to and along the beach or going for a 40 minute bike ride. This morn­ing it was off to Sum­mer­land. Tried some­thing new this morn­ing. I put an earplug in my free­way side ear. It was very help­ful in cre­at­ing a more peace­ful ride.

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Walking through the salt marsh over to the shore

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May 052020
 

I love get­ting up ear­ly and walk­ing over to and along the shore. A very spe­cial get­ting out for me dur­ing our Covid-19 quar­an­tine.

I’ve start­ed tak­ing my cam­era along to allow shots the iPhone can­not cap­ture as clear­ly. The heron and egret shots below show this clear­ly. Tap/Click to see larg­er ver­sions and note how the vol­ume of water in the salt marsh can vary from almost zero, as in the shot of the egret, to full, shown with the heron.

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Beach walk to Little Dubai

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Mar 292020
 

When the tide is low I can eas­i­ly walk through the 8′ deep out­let of San­ta Mon­i­ca Creek at Sand Point then on to San­ta Claus Lane pass­ing the near­by and fas­ci­nat­ing mul­ti home mid­dle east­ern com­plex I call Lit­tle Dubai.

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