Did you know that one of the finest spots to watch brown pelicans feeding is at Hendry's Beach (formally known as Arroyo Burro Beach) in Santa Barbara? Some days are so beautiful, you just have to play hooky and so we found ourselves yesterday at lunchtime at the beach, in our shirtsleeves, taking in the sun, listening to the surf and watching these birds that were on the verge of extinction in the 1960s put on a show. Diving, feeding and swooping low, barely skimming the waves in close formation flying, it just opened our hearts!
If you're moved to come to Santa Barbara and see for yourself, we'd love to have you at our inn.
Wishing you all the best of this holiday season,
Deborah Gentry, Innkeeper Bath Street Inn