Monday, November 25, 2013

habitat ~ 11/25/13 ~ Asilomar State Beach & Conference Grounds

November 25, 2013

I feel like I should appreciate Asilomar more than I do.  It's just 2 miles across town on the ocean side of the Monterey Peninsula, and the weather is often more so than the bay side with more wind and fog.  I hardly ever get over there, unless I'm visiting a friend or taking the scenic route home from the grocery store.  To roam around, I have to be in the mood to deal with the super fine, squeaky Asilomar sand that gets lodged between my toes (I still haven't found great shoes for walking in sand).  However, it really is a gem of a place.  I love the architecture, which was designed by Julia Morgan who also did Hearst Castle.  The Conference Grounds are currently going through a multimillion-dollar accessibility renovation.  It's looking very spiffy.


Imperfect and Tense said...

For a second there, when the images loaded, I thought it was snow.

Proper freaked me out!

Had to tell myself, "It's sand, mate, calm down."

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Will there be lots of snow where you're going, Graeme? Best wishes this week for decent weather while you move.

Jeannette said...

It does feel very different at asilomar...I visited there a few times in my 7 years.

Imperfect and Tense said...

Re snow: no, not usually, but for some odd reason, there's a storm forecast for the last leg of my journey and arrival on Orkney. The spectre of meteorological deities raises its head again!

Katie (Nature ID) said...

Jeannette, it amazes me how the coast has so much variation in only a couple miles.

Graeme, I'm not sure what you expected moving in December in the northern hemisphere. Here's hoping for the best. In any case, it's an adventure!