We have now been in Santa Barbara for a week, and I've posted several food-themed posts over at maefood.blogspot.com. We've been doing lots of birdwatching, eating well, and enjoying the beautiful mountains, lakes, beaches, and the town.
|Last night we ate at the Enterprise Fish Co.|
It's what I think of as a traditional California fish restaurant,
and has been in business for around 35 years.
|The building is kind of old and semi-industrial: seems once to have been a laundry.|
Aromas of garlic mussels, freshly sauteed fish, and lobster are all enticing.
|It's an aromatic environment. |
This plant, which grows along trails everywhere, smells like dill and sage.
I guess I could try to identify it, but I like mysteries.
|Here's a fellow birdwatcher enjoying Lake Los Carneros.|
We walked around the lake (level dangerously low) looking at birds.
It smells of dust, herbs, and trees.
|Eucalyptus has an overpowering aroma, which always makes me think of California.|
|Kelp and the smell of the ocean are the other pure California aromas.|
|Arroyo-Burro Beach, also called "Dog Beach" because no leashes are required.|
|Seaweed, birds, and mussels on the rocks must also contribute |
to the aromas of the beach.