We drove to Nojoqui Park to visit the falls. A sign warned of mountain lion activity as we entered the trail for the short hike to the base of a 100′ falls.
Jack showing his climbing prowess.
The standard, “Don’t Go Beyond This Point” signage, ignored by everyone as a view from that spot is pretty lame.
It really is a beautiful location. Retracing our route, we jump in the car and drive back to Solvang while passing…..
….hundreds of massive white oak trees. I was having a problem with shifting on my bike so had dropped off my bike at Dr. J’s bike shop the day before. I was pretty sure I had bent the rear derailleur while removing the bike from a trainer. Sure enough, a stop at the shop confirmed that was the problem. Bike repairs were taking 2 weeks but since I was a visitor, they put the bike in the stand and quickly fixed the problem. The winds were 20-30 with gusts to 40mph so we drove out Santa Rosa Road, got on Jalama Road and soon….
….were at Jalama Beach, visited the Jalama Store and had the world famous, Jalama Burger!
We walked along the beach while watching….
….a wind surfer and talked to…..
….a couple of guys fishing for perch. Next we drove around and eventually got on a very bumpy Drum Canyon Road where we saw….
….a long line of cattle heading up a trail before stopping at….
…Zaca Mesa Winery. Fun day, back on the bike tomorrow.