Friday, February 19, 2010

Whale Watching in Santa Barbara, CA

Every year from February 16 – April 15, the Pacific Grey Whales make their way North again from Baja to Alaska and the Santa Barbara Channel offers one of the best viewing platforms for this migration. The mothers and the calves often stay close to the Santa Barbara coast line, which provides for great viewing, and even if the whales are not plentiful, the dolphins will keep you amused.

Last year we took the Condor Express and we had several whale sightings. The Condor Express is a high speed Motor catamaran and offers three 2 ½ trips daily. If you are looking for a more tranquil day, the Double Dolphin, a 50’ sailing catamaran, and the Sunset Kidd, a 41’ Morgan Sailing Ketch, often sail among the whales and dolphins.

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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Delacroix to Monet in Santa Barbara



Just a 5 minute walk from the Cheshire Cat Inn to the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. This fabulous exhibit continues until May 15th.Some are calling it the most important exhibit ever at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art… Delacroix to Monet: Masterpieces of the 19th Century. 40 incredible pieces are on loan from the Walters Art Museum and Santa Barbara will be the only West Coast venue for the exhibition.

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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Santa Barbara International Film Festival

The Santa Barbara International Film Festival is in full swing thru February 14 and it’s better than ever. Roger Durling has done it again. Sandra Bullock (The Blind Side) and James Cameron (Avatar) have already been here and Colin Firth (A Single Man) to come. The best part of the festival are the numerous pictures that are available. The hardest part is trying to decide which ones to see. This is the 25th Anniversary of the festival, also the Cheshire Cat Inn's 25th Anniversary in March - watch for Specials on this Blog. We've been a Santa Barbara Bed and Breakfast Inn for 25 years - hard to believe!!!

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