The Man and the neighbors and I drove down to Pt. Vicente this afternoon to see what we could see. The biggest revelation was that we could see everything. It was so freakin’ clear that we could see Santa Barbara Island as well as details on Santa Catalina Island, all the way to Pt. Dume and of course the vast Santa Monica Bay and Pacific Ocean.
that little light smudge in the top third of the photo is the comet, that thing above the horizon on the water is Santa Barbara Island
We went because I’d read that the Comet McNaught was visible just above the horizon after sunset so we figured the ocean provided a nice horizon line.
(Oh, and the whale watch census folks saw seven whales going south today … though none while we were there from around 4PM until about 6PM. Yeah, it was a little cold, but we dressed properly.
After we stopped at the Starbucks where I had some marginally drinkable hot chocolate but have to admit they have the best view (and firepit) ever.