"Let's go to Capitola and take pictures." That was the constant refrain I heard from the husband since the beginning of spring. We never got around to going especially since we were planning on going away for the summer. Upon our return from Asia, he brought up the topic again. Honestly, I thought he'd forgotten about it, but I don't mind going to Capitola for a day trip. It is after all only a 2-hour drive from where we live. The Labor Day weekend was the perfect time for that day trip.
When we got there, the town was celebrating a Begonia Festival.
The beach, the pier and the cliffs.
There were a lot of birds. Feeding time perhaps?
Colorful condos by the beach. They're rentals.
Under the pier
On the pier we watched people feed the pelican who is a diva.
Diva I tell you. Wouldn't budge even if you take photos with her. I think it's a she. At least she should be.
As we walked back to the car, we saw how crowded the beach had gotten.
We also found begonias made into boats in the river under the trestle.
Close up of wilted begonias.
Here we were daytrippers.
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