We are going hoity-toity today. You have seen pictures of the cute houses in Shell Beach, some cottages, some much grander. Down the street towards Avila Beach is another section of Pismo Beach/Shell Beach called The Drifts. You would miss this public walking path if you didn’t know it was there.Vince and I parked in the pristine parking lot, and started out, but I had forgotten my camera, as usual, and I started taking pictures with my iPhone. The day was too perfect, and we went back to get the camera.So for a second time, we started out, armed with our best shot.As beautiful as the ocean is, I hate to say it, I have to look away from the ocean up the hill to record the shots of unbelievably opulent homes. One car was just driving through the gate when we started out. How fortuitous! First one gate, to keep out riff-raff like us. Then another to keep out who knows who. The wayward burglar, I’m guessing. By the way the next photo is taken with my iPhone.Of all the beautiful things to notice, we liked the fence. Most of it is made out of that indestructible cement material that looks like wood. I liked the shadows it gave off as well. This guy had more energy than I did, at least while we were looking.There weren’t too many people along the way, but we did meet the Tasmanian Devil, a poodle-something. I thought he was gorgeous. The good news was that he didn’t even take a bite out of Kalev. She was a little jealous.The trail isn’t very long, maybe a half mile, with a bit more added for curves. Vince asked me to hold up the post at the end of the trail, so I did. Kalev started on down past the fence.We didn’t go far on this little trail either,I guess the rope was there if you did try to go farther, and slipped. From the end of the trail we could look over and find the beginning of another that led to a cave and from there, down to a clothing-optional beach. Vince used the very powerful lens, and everyone on the beach was opting for clothing.Even though water is at a premium at the beach, we saw some beautiful flowers. I love the bougainvillea, particularly the red ones.Here are a couple of examples of the real estate in the area. Does anyone need a new house?Not to your taste? Maybe these instead?Vince can find you just what you need.This was one of my favorites.This is picture a result of auto-focus. The camera thought that the light post was the most important item in the picture. I still think you can get an idea of the splendor of this home. The light post is nice too.
So how much would you pay to own one of these lovely casitas? I guessed 5 million. Vince countered at 10 million. Guess who was right based on the house at the end of the road which IS for sale?Take a look when you get to the Central Coast of California.