We had such a fantastic time at Lake Mary, we just could not wait for our next camping trip. Our neighbors told us about their favorite campground, El Capitan State Park, near Santa Barbara. Ironically, we had been just north of this campground for our first camping experience in California. We were excited to try our hand at beach camping, and we just knew our little girl would love it too.
El Capitan is a very desirable campground, and it's really difficult to get reservations for it. We decided to try our luck in the off season, and booked a site in October. It was beautiful, and though there were other campers there, we had our choice of several premiere sites.
View from our first campsite
|Sunset the first night|
|Another magnificent sunset|
|Dolphins frolicking in the waves brought us endless entertainment. There were dolphins swimming in the water nearly every day. We even saw them swimming with surfers and swimmers in the water. They were so beautiful!|
|El Capitan has so much rugged and natural beauty. Stark, jagged cliffs overlook the beautiful Pacific Ocean.|
|I'm a sucker for a beautiful sky shot.|