The first thought when I see your pictures is "I want to be there" :-)
what is that red tree? very beautiful! :)
I seem to remember there was a statue of a surfer in this town. I met a guy there who was a complete surfing nut. It is all he would talk about. I asked him what kind of work he did. He told me he makes surf boards for a living. And all I could think about, was why didn't I think of that?!!!
the most incredible plants grow in California. I don`t know the name of that tree, but it`s amazing :)about the surfers - there is no bad weather for them :)