|View of Pacific Ocean from the Douglas Family Preserve, Santa Barbara, CA|
|Entrance to Preserve|
|Wild phlox, daisies and a host of other flowers bloomed along the path|
|Overlook of beach and Boathouse Restaurant|
Here you may walk in peace.
Here you may walk in time and history.
Here you may experience an ancient beauty.
Here the community said yes,
this place is ours to preserve,
this precious wind of trails through the native plants.
Here you may lose yourself in oak and cypress
bend to wildflower and lift to the song of ocean breeze
through pine. Here you may watch the sun east down
over the horizon and at night feel the brush of owl wings.
Through the people of Santa Barbara’s generous spirit
and ability to prevail, here you may find yourself.
by Perie Longo
Depending on traffic, the drive between LA and Santa Barbara is between one and a half and two hours. For directions to and information about the Douglas Family Preserve, click HERE.