After L.A. I drove a couple miles north to Malibu. Lucky enough to stay with friends of friends I was situated at a beautiful house overlooking Zuma Beach. I took a long walk on the beach down to Point Dume, a rock outcropping that looks over the sea. I was too lazy to climb to the other side and see the view of the south coast, but the view from where I was gorgeous. I love the color palette of this beach.
How amazing are the lifeguard stands too? Ever since being a teenager and watching the O.C. (classic right?) I’ve wanted to see these stands for myself. Although they don’t actually let you climb on them and contemplate your soap opera life.
I drove up through Santa Barbara, stopping briefly to check out the mission and drive around the quaint hilly town. Here are some of my favorites of the Mission, the original monastery of the missions that scatter the California coast. “Founded by the Franciscan Friar Fr. Fermín de Lasuén, OFM on the Feast of St. Barbara, December 4th, 1786, Old Mission Santa Barbara, also known as the Queen of the Missions” – taken from the Missions website here Santa Barbara Mission
Each square of art out front of the Mission was done by a different artists and the subject matter ranged immensely.
Driving up highway 1 only got better from here.