Sunsets - John H Bowman Photos
December 17-23 trip for Nancy & Arturo's wedding; Saturday night in Carpinteria, resort city of ~13,000 on coast between ocean & Santa Ynez Mtns, like Ventura Co's Topatopa Mtns, part of Transverse Ranges of Southern California; Bluffs Nature Preserve & adjacent Tar Pits Park in SE part of city (Saturday pm & Sunday am photos) have good ocean views; Sanata Barbara Channel of Pacific, between mainland & Channel Islands, has oil fields worked in part from drilling platforms visible from here; Channel Islands ~30 mi offshore at this point; 5 of the 8 islands are in Channel Islands NP, established 1980; largest, Santa Cruz Island, has 2 mtn ranges with peaks up to 2450 ft; also at Carpinteria is 1 of 4 remaining harbor seal rookeries on South CA coast, home to about 100 adult seals; CA State Beach is more centrally located, access at foot of Linden St (site of last several photos)

December 17-23 trip for Nancy & Arturo's wedding; Saturday night in Carpinteria, resort city of ~13,000 on coast between ocean & Santa Ynez Mtns, like Ventura Co's Topatopa Mtns, part of Transverse Ranges of Southern California; Bluffs Nature Preserve & adjacent Tar Pits Park in SE part of city (Saturday pm & Sunday am photos) have good ocean views; Sanata Barbara Channel of Pacific, between mainland & Channel Islands, has oil fields worked in part from drilling platforms visible from here; Channel Islands ~30 mi offshore at this point; 5 of the 8 islands are in Channel Islands NP, established 1980; largest, Santa Cruz Island, has 2 mtn ranges with peaks up to 2450 ft; also at Carpinteria is 1 of 4 remaining harbor seal rookeries on South CA coast, home to about 100 adult seals; CA State Beach is more centrally located, access at foot of Linden St (site of last several photos)

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