Santa Barbara, CA!

Finally hit the West Coast and … TRIFECTA ACHIEVED! I dipped my paws from coast-to-coast!

Please take a moment to celebrate:

Let’s also take a moment to celebrate these stunning California sunsets, and how this place inspires so much American pop culture: Neil Young sang about it; The Beach Boys surfed about it; Katy Perry and Snoop Dogg took it to another level.

This sunset was in Carmel-by-the-Sea

Everyone is so nice and trusting here. In fact, a skipper wearing a bright blue shirt asked me to guard his spare nautical wheel until he returns from a 3 hour tour with some friends. He even introduced me to them: A clumsy guy in a red shirt, a millionaire, his wife, a movie star, a professor and a pleasant young woman who looks like she lives on a farm.

UPDATE: It’s been well over 3 hours and the tour still hasn’t returned. I’m not sure if I should be worried, but my sense is the crew is quite resourceful and will be ok.

So, I’m going for another swim.