Monday, April 11, 2011

A Trip to Capitola

Delightful sunny weather this weekend and we headed off to the coast with some friends to take a walk on the beach and walk around Capitola.

We walked along the ocean on the Old Landing Cove Trail  at Wilder Ranch, just north of Santa Cruz.
Wilder Ranch is an old dairy farm that was started around 1847 and originally included 12,000 acres along the beautiful coastline north of Santa Cruz.  It was saved from development and given to the state and has become a great spot for hiking, biking and horseback riding:

Saw a group of Calla Lillies growing along the bluff.


All this brisk walking and sea air made us hungry and ready for lunch at Gayle's, one of my favorite places in Capitola:

Although it is still early in the season, Gayle's had lots of beautiful flowers blooming, much to the envy of everyone visiting:

A mosaic of the Capitola Wharf on the street side of the building:


Walked down to the Village of Capitola where they were having a street fair to help out the local merchants who were just about wiped out after the devastating flood of a few weeks ago.  Lots of people showed up to support them and everyone was enjoying the sunny weather:

   Those are the Mouse Houses in the background; small cottages brightly painted in pastel colors and right on the beach!

Finished my husband's socks.  First time working with Briar Rose yarns and I was very pleased with the quality of their yarn, Grandma's Blessing, which is a washable merino.  This is a free pattern from Ravelry called Simply Skyp Socks by Adrienne Ku:


1 comment:

  1. Oh, all that green must have felt good! I loved the photos, and am happy to meet you; also loved the socks, a great colorway. I go through Truckee regularly, and Lake Tahoe Yarn Company has become a favorite stop.