|Friendly welcome committee.|
|The crew at Brophy's Brothers in Santa Barbara.|
On Saturday, Richard and I went to a farmers market in Santa Barbara and got some prime produce. There were booths selling every imaginable vegetable and fruit and we even tried jujube fruit. Once provisioned, we headed back to the boat to meet up with the Kathy and Tim to go explore the Santa Barbara Harbor Seafood Festival on the pier where we were docked.
|Giant paella, that we never had.|
Sunday, Kathy, Tim and I went to the beach adjacent to Stearns Wharf. We hung out on the beach and had lunch and then decided to bring out the frisbee and demonstrate our exceptional skills at that sport. Early on, a guy, just walking the beach, joined in and we ended up tossing the frisbee (our triangle had suddenly become a square) for a good hour. Jim, our random fourth player, was a font of information about the Santa Barbara area and we readily soaked in everything he had to say. Meanwhile, seagulls were tearing apart our beach blanket, and even though he didn't show it, I have a feeling that Tim was nervous.
Monday found Richard and I working on the dinghy and getting it ready for use. We haven't taken the dinghy out since leaving Seattle and we had to unfasten it from the foredeck, inflate it, apply a protective coat to it and then run the outboard. Richard took the dinghy out and ran it for about 15 minutes and came back stating that it ran well.
|Happy Birthday Tim!|