A big thanks to Tina for this weeks theme — Taking A Break
When I left the Royal Navy, my wife and I decided a break was needed before getting down to the business of completely refurbishing our old house ourselves; so we decided to head to California. We had stayed before in Santa Monica, and various places along the Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) and Malibu and really enjoyed ourselves there.
We were lucky enough to rent a house for a month in Serra Canyon. Serra Canyon itself is very quiet and peaceful, ideal for an extended break. It is, however, only a short walk from Malibu Country Mart with plenty of coffee shops (a must) and various other small stores, and the added bonus of a Ralphs being just over the PCH and easy access to Malibu Pier and beach.
This was also my first trip with my newly purchased DSLR and Serra Canyon proved to be a treasure trove of photographic opportunities. These are just a small selection of the the resulting “click fest”.