If there were a new Key West it would be here...
"Far from the madding crowd" (and minus Gabriel, Bathsheba and Boldwood)on the isolated and character filled shores of the west coast.
Here was a chance to sit on an upstairs deck over a glass of wine and watch as the tide went out and the oyster beds became visible, like rocky shoals under the formerly placid water.
To greet the pelicans and egrets that drop by, curious and at home here,
This one especially,
Our hostess confesses that she regularly buys raw shrimp just for him.
Which probably explains why he follows her inside the front door...
The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.