today was a crazy day. it's too much to write here. but i'll mention the lovely walk i just took. i picked unripe walnuts for the purposes of making nocino and pickled walnuts. later this evening i'll make brine for the latter and a maceration of rinds and spices for the former. weeeee!
on saturday v— and i drove to santa cruz. the drive up highway 1 is simultaneously scary and breathtakingly beautiful
. on the way we stopped and ate delicious food
. there were amazing views but no safe place to pull over in order to take photos. drat. i did take a couple of snaps at lunch. i will post those. made it to santa cruz. met a kind person. was shouted at by squatters. bought a few janet frame novels and one barbara comyns at the bookshop downtown
wellidy. i must go and prepare myself for northerly excursion #2.