WEEK 27 2014
Mon- Tue- Wed-
Picture of the Week
17 March 2002
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Saturday - At the beach.
much going on - I think everyone was kind of wiped out from yesterday.
Tim & family were headed out, but stopped by for a bit in the
morning before heading out.
Dinner was catch-as-catch-can, and
most of us just started cleaning and picking up in preparation for
leaving on Sunday. Ten AM comes a lot quicker than you'd think!
- At the beach. Happy Fourth of July!
helped watch the dogs along the beach, and we checked to see if the
floats were setting up in the usual place on the way back (they were).
friend Tim and his family, and Roger in his pirate costume made it to
the parade on time (10am start). I, on the other hand, stayed behind to
"herd cats" in that general direction...and missed the whole thing. Ah
well, it sounds like the usual line up. Somehow I developed a blister
between my toes on the little 2-mile walk there and back. What the
heck? I know I was in my newish tennis shoes, but that's ridiculous.
we did some beachy things, and then had a nice Tri-Tip BBQ in the late
afternoon. In the evening almost everyone went down to the beach to
catch the fireworks off the pier in Cayucos (I'm guessing, given the
pier's condition, that the city made the fireworks company sign
liability waivers to set up there!). I stayed home, because of the darn
blister: naturally everyone said it was a particularly good display this year.
Well, I had a pretty good view of the (illegal) amateur displays along the beach, anyway.
Book #30 was The Tralfalgar Gambit, by Christopher Nuttall. Third in the Ark Royal series. Nearly everybody dies gloriously...
Floats lining up and prepping, along Pacific St. in Cayucos.
Thursday 3 July
- At the beach.
friend Tim and his family arrived at their hotel yesterday evening, so
today we all met up and took a quick road trip to Harmony, Cambria and
lunch, and then back to the beach!
The Glassworks in Harmony.The beach in Cayucos.
Wednesday 2 July
Wednesday - At the beach.
first set up some chairs along the main drag, for the parade on Friday,
then wandered through the antique shops, ending up with a nice lunch at
Schooner's in Cayucos.
Lunch at Schooner's in Cayucos.
Book #29 was The Nelson Touch, by Christopher Nuttall. The sequel to Book #28.
- At the beach.
is mostly closed now - I think the barricade is actually closer to the
shore than it was last year (at, say 25% of the length, rather that
67%), which, given the vibration I felt then, is probably the better
place. Some temporary stiffening and strengthening elements have been
added to the deck, but I'm not sure that any replacements or repairs
have been done to the pier's pilings.
Temporary repairs to the pier at Cayucos.
- At the beach.
Book #28 was Ark Royal, by Christopher Nuttal. Nice lowbrow science fiction for the beach....
The view from the rental's front room.
- Enjoying the beach. Beautiful, sunny and warm. There were actually
stars visible in the evening - rather rare here as even sunny days
usually yield to a marine layer in the evening.
rental we are staying at is nice - it's rather huge actually, but
suffers from being a bit too close to the highway. I think we'll get
used to it (not much choice, actually) and other than that it's
spacious and comfortable.
It's about a block from the beach -
and you can see the beach, and the ocean, and even Morro Rock in the
distance (when it's not foggy).
Another nice thing is that it
has a decent internet connection with WiFi - a 15Mb connection in fact,
something that was seriously lacking in our last few beach rentals.