Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The cement ship and beach area

My husband and I enjoyed a walk along the beach where a cement ship is "anchored" at the end of a pier. Long ago the ship had dining and dancing and gambling on it, later that ended and people could walk on the ship and fish. Now as the ship is aging and a danger to walk on, it is blocked off but you can still walk along the pier.



At the end of the walk we stopped for coffee at the cute coffee spot, shown here. Look closely at the photo of the coffee shop, and you will see a bowl of fresh water set out for dogs, and a cute painting of a dog above the bowl.

20 comments:

Mari said...

What a neat spot! I love the coffee shop with the painting and water bowl!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

That is so cool. We should have visited that when our son was going to UC Santa Cruz.

Chatty Crone said...

I would love to get a cup of coffee at the Beach Bean - and walk on the pier - how nice,

sandie

Blondie's Journal said...

What a nice place to walk...so close to the water. It's a shame the ship was let to go. I bet the restaurant was a lot of fun!! The coffee shop has a very nice view though. It's always nice to end up in a nice, cozy little place after a brisk walk!!

Happy Thursday, Terra!

XO,
Jane

Mildred said...

Very pretty scenery and I love the doggy bowl!

Donna said...

The Beach Bean looks like a WONDERFUL place to stop after a walk. I am especially envious of the fact that you can walk on the beach in March without freezing! Winter is refusing to leave as we're down in the 30's again, here in New England. Can I come visit? haha Love the dog and dog bowl!... Donna

Teresa @ Grammy Girlfriend said...

Very cool....would love to walk here

rosaria said...

I'm watching the weather channel and California is being pummelled by rain and wind. Ouch! All in all, rain is good, and snow is needed to create a water base for summer months, so we should be happy at this point.

Thanks for your visit.

Star said...

Looks like you had a lovely walk and a welcome coffee break at the end of it. There is nothing so nice as walking by the seaside is there! I loved the dog bowl with the cute dog behind it. Shame about the ship not being safe anymore. I'm sure it was a favourite place to go beforehand.

xinex said...

Very relaxing even just to look yonder!...Christine

Catherine said...

How wonderful it would be to walk along a beach ~ we still have snow ~ so looking at your photos makes me very happy!

Happy Weekend Terra!
xo Catherine

Buttercup said...

I'd love to join all of you at the Beach Bean. I am so dreaming about warm weather.

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

loved going on that walk....and YES !!! it's the dill that makes it

:-)

kary and teddy

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

What lovely scenery for a walk. I love that cute coffee shop, and I love the dog painted above the bowl of water. laurie

Tankene Ice Mist said...

Loved the pix of the " Cement Boat" It was originally called the Palo Alto and was anchored to the bay in 1930. A big storm damaged the hull in 1932. When I was a kid we used to walk out to the end and yell down through the openings trying to scare away any sea demons. Sparkles

Amrita said...

Beautiful place to visit , relax and enjoy

Nancy's Notes said...

What a place! I'd love to sit and relax, I love being near water! Lucky you!

Happy I found your blog.

Nancy

Sharon Lovejoy said...

Love this! I want to go on that walk with you. I love any place that sets out bowls of water for the dogs. That shows heart!

All joys,

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Nezzy said...

That is just amazingly beautiful!!!

It's so cold here today a warm beach sounds just heavenly!

I want to apologize for the lack of pics on my last post. I found out today I was the only one who could see the pictures I posted. Dang Picasa! I've reposted with Photobucket so pop over if ya get a chance.

God bless and have a wonderful day!!!

Denise said...

I love to walk along the beach.. Not something that I get to do living here in Oklahoma...... and Coffee! I love coffee!!!!!!!!!