Thursday, November 19, 2009

Our best hiking day yet...

Decided to revisit a hike we had done last week but take a detour up to Magu Peak. I told Noah that I wanted to be at the trailhead by 1pm. I woke up at 1230! Not a great start. Our plan was to do the hike and time it so that we finished by 430 or so then we wanted to BBQ at our favorite beach, which is just down the road, and watch the sunset. We got to the trailhead at 2pm and started up. I was so tired I wanted to quit at the beginning. But the trick with hiking is that you just keep putting one foot in front of the other. Don't look ahead, just keep plodding. My hard work was well rewarded! Check out this summit view looking down on the Pacific Coast Highway.

The views were panoramic! We couldn't even fit into the photo how much ocean we were looking down upon.


We finished the hike just around 430, just how we planned. We drove the short distance to Sycamore Beach and fired up the BBQ. We had brought a gargantuan porterhouse and Noah had put together a coleslaw with napa cabbage, apples, parsley, and watercress with a creme fraiche and red wine vinegar dressing.

Noah manning the grill with the sun going down behind him...


Gorgeous sunset, gorgeous man...


We split a bottle of Santa Barbara Winery pinot noir and ate while we watched the sky turn a hundred different colors. We could see lobster boats bobbing in the distance, a guy was paddling around on his surfboard, seagulls were trying to check out what food we had to offer, and the only other people on the beach were BBQing something that smelled delicious. What a great day!!



1 comment:

pjackson2009@charter.net said...

Oh that was beautiful and the BBQ sounded soooo good. Hugs. mom