Friday, March 18, 2016

A Walk to the Beach


The beach at Aptos CA

Peter and I just returned from a quick 4 day trip to Aptos CA near Monterey CA to pick up a beautiful blue harpsichord he bought on E-bay.  Early keyboard instruments are a love of Peter’s and we both are learning to play.

Our Flemish Moermans 1583 Hubbard Copy Harpsichord

It’s been a long time since I’ve been in that area and I knew there were two things I wanted to do. One was to take a walk to the beach and the other was to have dinner at Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola. I still remember the first meal I had there 30 years ago!

When we arrived in Aptos, we got the chance to walk to the beach from the seller’s home.  Walking through the forest to the beach offered so much texture and color that I thought I would share that walk with you.  I’ve always found the beach and the sand to be calming.  In fact, I could spend hours watching it. 


Red-breasted Sapsucker was working on his tree!  Those are his holes for hiding food!
All kinds of plants and flowers caught my interest.  I love the shape of this edible Miner's Lettuce

The Ice Plants were blooming.

The delicacy of this flower makes me want to use it as inspiration for earrings!

And here I could sit for hours.
After the walk we packed up the harpsichord and drove to Capitola for a wonderful dinner at Shadowbrook.  The walk down to the restaurant was lovely with all kinds of tropical flora and places to stop and enjoy the area.  The food was just as good as I remembered and the tram ride to the street level was fun!   If you get the chance, be sure to visit them.  http://www.shadowbrook-capitola.com/ 

Friday, March 18, 2016

A Walk to the Beach


The beach at Aptos CA

Peter and I just returned from a quick 4 day trip to Aptos CA near Monterey CA to pick up a beautiful blue harpsichord he bought on E-bay.  Early keyboard instruments are a love of Peter’s and we both are learning to play.

Our Flemish Moermans 1583 Hubbard Copy Harpsichord

It’s been a long time since I’ve been in that area and I knew there were two things I wanted to do. One was to take a walk to the beach and the other was to have dinner at Shadowbrook Restaurant in Capitola. I still remember the first meal I had there 30 years ago!

When we arrived in Aptos, we got the chance to walk to the beach from the seller’s home.  Walking through the forest to the beach offered so much texture and color that I thought I would share that walk with you.  I’ve always found the beach and the sand to be calming.  In fact, I could spend hours watching it. 


Red-breasted Sapsucker was working on his tree!  Those are his holes for hiding food!
All kinds of plants and flowers caught my interest.  I love the shape of this edible Miner's Lettuce

The Ice Plants were blooming.

The delicacy of this flower makes me want to use it as inspiration for earrings!

And here I could sit for hours.
After the walk we packed up the harpsichord and drove to Capitola for a wonderful dinner at Shadowbrook.  The walk down to the restaurant was lovely with all kinds of tropical flora and places to stop and enjoy the area.  The food was just as good as I remembered and the tram ride to the street level was fun!   If you get the chance, be sure to visit them.  http://www.shadowbrook-capitola.com/