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Julia pfieffer Burns State Park

Winding roads and steep drops

June 1st 2014
Just realized I never got round to publishing this blog - so 2 weeks overdue, here's the last one for a while. Our next leg of the trip was to return to Santa Barbara via Highway One coastal road. The highway is about 90 miles and twists and turns frequently with spectacular drops in places. The whole route took us 8 hours due to the many twists and the fact that we stopped frequently t ... read more
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16th June 2014

Glorious Santa Barbara!
So wise to take the coastal road! I'm a Santa Barbara native who's lived on the coast, but prefer that glorious backcountry with mountains stretching in all directions. Stan was a gentleman to back down for the other car, but California rules say that the uphill car should have backed up for you--once backing downhill, there's that danger that you'll fall downhill. And those big daisies look like delicate Matilija poppies. How great you were there for our spring flowers!
17th June 2014

We were travelling uphill at the time but it still meant as we had to back up ( meaning 'go back') we were heading towards the drop as we'd just come around a bend it was especially tricky. I prefer roads with barriers!! Oh and yeah, I should have known those flowers were some kind of poppy. I published the blog at around 1am as I couldn't sleep - well that's my excuse!!!

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