So we made our way to Santa Barbara – and then spent the next few hours looking for a motel.
We had reservations for all other nights, but had trouble finding something online in this area – so took a chance. Seems as if everyone else was also visiting Santa Barbara. Even some of the clerks told us that it was unusual for them to be full early in the afternoon – and no one knew exactly what was going on.
Eventually we found one in Goleta.
That settled we wandered down to the pier, just in time to watch the fishing boats come in.