After visiting San Francisco we jumped back on highway 1 and headed South. We spent almost an entire day driving and it was beautiful! We were right next to the coast the whole way and got to enjoy the beautiful water, mist, and rocky beaches. We arrived in Santa Barbara in the early evening and decided to go exploring. We walked out on the pier just as the sun was setting and then headed into the State Street area which had a bunch of shops and restaurants. We loved that little area of the city and decided to have dinner there.
Here are some pictures from our drive:
Sunset in Santa Barbara
Visiting the Santa Barbara Mission
Playing on the beach
Baby Starling at 26 weeks!
We decided to do a kayaking tour around the Santa Barbara Harbor. It was so fun (and hard!).
We started out just kayaking around the boats, then we went under a HUGE Yacht,
out to a sand bar, out to the 1 mile buoy where the sea lions hang out, then back under the pier through all the wooden stilts!
Rob helping our tour guide, "Guy" load up the kayaks