Santa Barbara is just about 100 miles (160 kilometres) west of Los Angeles, but couldn't be more different. It's a relatively small city, tucked between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean and its red-tiled roofs, white buildings and Spanish mission give it a Mediterranean vibe, called the American Riviera.
Santa Barbara was a real delight. The hostel was in a good location. We met some nice people and Mark went surfing for the first time on Leadbetter beach. Whoa! radical dude. I was catching some tubes riding those breaks man, awesome! Sorry, drifted off there, more like getting the seaweed out ...
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