once again, after weeks of exciting adventures, and not so great internet, i find myself waaaay behind in blogging. at our current spot, we have decent internet, the weather isn’t great, and there’s not a ton of stuff to do in the immediate vicinity, so hopefully, i can catch up completely while we inhabit this location….
after we left what was probably our least favorite location ever (soledad canyon), we found ourselves right on the beach, with a pretty great view, at thornhill broome campground in point mugu state park.
as soon as we were properly set up (which doesnt take much when we don’t have hookups), we made our way to the water. we quickly realized it was ICY cold and there was a huge pile of rocks blocking the path from barefooted explorers. so, we mostly spent our time just a bit higher up on the beach.
so, we usually travel on saturdays, which means we often arrive amidst the weekend campers. typically these folks are in full all out party mode. and have very elaborate set ups. and the campground is stuffed to the brim. but, usually, come monday, the place is cleared out and it feels like we have the whole beach to ourselves.
we busted out some ocean life books to try to figure out what they were. derek suggested that they might be snail egg sacs, but they had a strange shape to them, like they were ripped apart. as we studied them, they eventually seemed to dehydrate and be more fibrous. and then, the weirdest thing, the snails were actually sort of liquified. so as they dehydrated, the snails seemed to melt. anyhow. if anyone has any idea what we were looking at, let me know.
it is amazing what happens when we don’t have hookups and can’t be on screens all day long. i found the kids like this. it didn’t last super long, but i was definitely a but surprised that it even happened spontaneously at all.
and, some crazel fingers. the girls liked getting old coals out of the fire and using them to draw on cool rocks that they found. or. coloring their hands black. and getting it all over the bathroom when they attempt to clean them.
overall, this place was very pretty. but the wind made it less than ideal for a lot of the time. and not having easy access to the water. we saw lots of dolphins and seals or sea lions. and met some fun friends. my mom joined us during our second week, so i’ll break here for now…