|The view from the end of the long|
winding road, overlooking the Pacific.
It was especially pleasant to dine outside overlooking the Pacific and the brand-new Cotoni-Coast Dairies National Monument (which I expect at least a few of the aforementioned would not be unhappy to see get demonumentalized in the current "review" of the Antiquities Act and of recently named national monuments—they kind of like having it to themselves, so to speak).
|A rattler I had a very close|
encounter with several years ago:
Then, after dinner as we drove along the road that leads off the mountain, down into a redwood-studded canyon, what did we flush from the roadside but a fox! It scampered down the narrow road in front of us for quite a ways, finally veering off to the right, its brown brush of a tail the last of it we saw.
Two unusual sightings in one day!
We also had a lovely walk along a creek decorated with foxglove (digitalis), little yellow violas, calla lilies, little white popcorn flowers—with swimming for all, including Milo.
All in all, a grand day.