Crystal Cove State Park

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These are some of the cottages that can be rented. Quite a nice location.

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Crystal Cove is a California State Park and the Cottages on the beach can be rented through the Park system. There’s information at this link.

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California beaches in January can be very dramatic. Winter is the time of year I really enjoy the beaches.

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My sister Vera and I walked along the shore while we waited to be buzzed for our meal. There is a restaurant on the beach in the State Park called The Beachcomber. The food and service was real good. My post about the restaurant is here.

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These photos were taken on January 21st. Back here in Western Washington the news of the day is all about mudslides. Our hills have been saturated first with melting snow and now with a significant rain fall. Several roads had to be closed this week because of mudslides. Our major east/west interstate 90 in Issaquah was shut down on the west side this Thursday after mud and debris came across the west bound lanes. Glad I wasn’t there. No one was hurt thankfully. We are getting a little dry spell between the storms which is very helpful!

Hope all is well in your neck of the woods.

I’m linking up to Saturday’s Critters at Viewing Nature with Eileen.

Mosaic Blue Monday! ~ Adamson House

Mondays are so full of fun in Bloggyworld! I’m combining Mary’s Mosaic Monday with Sally’s Blue Monday! Click on either name to get to more mosaics and more blue…

Dear and I drove south on PCH to check out the Malibu Lagoon State Park and we got a bonus when we discovered the Adamson House that the state of California purchased in 1968. The house property borders the lagoon and the beach. The beautiful grounds were open and we enjoyed it all to ourselves. I hope to return on another day to take a tour of the home.

The Malibu area is rich in clay and the Rindge family recognized that and established Malibu Potteries (1926-32). The house has many wonderful tile features characteristic of Spanish Colonial Revival architecture. Adamson married one of the Rindge daughters. I’m including the following mosaic of some of the flowers on the grounds.

There is so much history connected to this land, home and area of the coast. It was fun to learn a little of it.

Adamson House is designated a National Historical Site and is also as a registered California Landmark.

Visible from most places on the state beach, but with entry only off the Pacific Coast Highway (Highway One), a few hundred feet down coast in Malibu Lagoon State Beach is the Adamson House

You can read more about the history of the Adamson House here.