what a lovely find this was - i had been receiving newsletters from a hotel registry to which the fogcatcher belongs, in the hopes of one day visiting (students from a little bizaar in southern california had sung cambria's praises to me two years ago, and i was struck by their descriptions of moonstone beach, with its smooth pebbles - my idea of rockgathering HEAVEN). when lesley and i made our plans for a small side trip after teaching (i've not had a vacation in something like ten years, seriously!!) i pounced on the opportunity for us to drive down highway one along the spectacular california coastline, and of course lesley was all for it. the inn sits just across the quiet, small two lane road from the beach, where a lovely boardwalk is threaded along the top of the duned bluff. we arrived, as you can see, just in time for sunset. our room was huge, with vaulted ceilings, and a fireplace - little gardens and flowers everywhere - benches, hedges - quiet nooks - and dinner was at the wonderful chenoa restaurant in cambria. an incredible visit.