Monday, May 18, 2009

Pescadero, Pie and Pigeon Point Lighthouse

Colleen and I decided to hit the coast on Friday for an overnighter at the Pigeon Point lighthouse hostel which waaaay exceeded my expectations. It is a group of buildings perched right along the coast-and they have a hot tub right on the edge of the cliff-And the rooms were fine-not the Ritz but we didn't spend too long there anyway and we could see the ocean from our room-All this for $28 a night! Anyone loking for an overnight trip or even a day trip-Pescadero is the way to go-Highway 1 especially right now is playing host to awesome viewing of humpback whales showing off. And sparkling blue water and great food.

Famous goat cheese from Harley Farm-see photos below for more on the goat farm...gorgeous little bits of cheese-the owner is a British woman who came to Pescadero on a whim, met the son of the owner of the only tavern in town and fell in love and never left. They now run a very successful goat farm. And apparently fashion venue...(see story below).

Ridiculously good hot artichoke bread with buttery cornmeal on the outside. Colleen and I kind of inhaled it.
When I think of a little cottage built for two-this is what I imagine. It was like stumbling onto a Gershwin song.

This is Ivy...a pig that Colleen and I were introduced to by a friendly neighbor, Randy. She was big. Randy was describing her in rapt tones...she was grunting a lot.
I was holding the goats at bay after they broke into the lettuce garden...they were pushing pretty hard as it turns out. That organic lettuce must have been good.

Gorgeous 100 year old farmhouse

The one point, let out a rather alarmed "baaaaaa"

This was quite an unexpected adventure. We went to a local goat farm hosting an upscale designer fashion show. And promptly asked if they had any extra room-then started our fashion show complete with "farm fashion with an edge" and baby goats on the runway and incredible goat cheese appetizers-My view of working on a goat farm has significantly shifted....
The lighthouse hostel-we stayed in the buildings at the side-they were totally doable-and faced the ocean. Really nice staff.

Our hostel. Colleen-partner in crime

Intrepid explorer

I really wanted to poke and squeeze this anemone but I refrained...mostly.
I love the green color.

I SWEAR I think I saw a humpback whale or at mimimum a huge seal. This is just another shot that shows how much I love where I live. The seal/whale was elusive....

The spoils-I'm going to be eating smoothies for a couple of weeks....

That's right. I picked each and every one of those little gems at Swanton ranch-a perfect Saturday morning activity-of course-once you start picking-you figure you might as well keep going...and that's how I ended up with 6 pounds of strawberries....

Old town Pescadero-a fishing town on the coast of California. Slow during the week and then it explodes with tourists on the weekend. Very old-timey Americana theme going on over there. Perfect weekend getway.
Um. This was delicious-almost as good as mine;) Homemade ollaberry pie at Duartes Tavern-so good....totally worth the indulgence.


  1. OH how I want that pie right now.

  2. Stealing this post, doing these things, then passing it all off as my own!

  3. Very informative post. People who are very fond of domestic animals specially goats should definitely visit the famous Harley Farm. You can have the delicious cheese and learn the mthods to make it. The goats graze the verdant pastoral lands especially planted for that purpose. There are lots of attractions to look for in this farm. For more details refer Harley Farms Pescadero