Friday, May 10, 2013

"One dark and rainy night at the edge 
of a city on the edge of an ocean, 
a stray cat came walking down 
the beach. 

Across from an old hotel covered 
with vines, the cat stopped. As he 
looked at that place, he got a 
strange warm feeling inside him. I 
think, thought the cat, I am tired of 
being a stray cat."

from Mister Got To Go
Story by Lois Simmie
Illustrations by Cynthia Nugent

And so finally we will end our, in blog post time, fairly long
visit to the Sylvia Hotel which I want to mention is also the
setting for the two wonderful books pictured above.

So a quick look at some of characters and sights
we encountered on the trip.


"These plants grew abundantly in the wet coastal 
weather and drooped out over the fronts
of the houses. If a person liked the fog and rain, 
he'd like Seaside. It seemed to Jonathan
to be the sort of place where a chap could 
write great poetry while peering down at the 
fog-shrouded streets from a fourth-floor attic study."

               The Elfin Ship

                             James Blaylock


Kathie Brown said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful and poetic visit here. Love the bird shots. Perhaps one day I can visit here as well.

Kathie Brown said...

BTW, I love the looks of those books. The illustrations look wonderful!

WildBill said...

Some pretty awesome birds here, quite an assortment!

Guy said...

Hi Kathie

We did have a wonderful time and I know we will be back.


Guy said...

Hi Bill

The variety of bird life is something I really enjoy about this area. Thanks for your comments.


Guy said...

Hi Kathie

I am glad you liked the illustrations, I really enjoy these books.

All the best.

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