Treebones & Ragged Point | Month 2 | Sur a Month

I wanted KB to join me on a Beach a Week adventure and I thought going to San Simeon Cove would be perfect. It’s a family beach with only a few people on the beach at any time. She was game and we headed up the coast with her recently turned one-year-old, Ryder (aka happiest baby ever.). He’d nap as we drove north.

We got close to San Simeon and Ryder was still fast asleep. Kristin didn’t have the heart to wake him (also known as did have the common sense to let him sleep). I said, “let’s keep going north!” And so we did. Piedras Blancas? Ryder was still asleep. Ragged Point? Still asleep. Gorda?


Gorda meant close enough to Treebones, so we decided to hit up yurt central to take in the views, the little shop, and maybe some lunch.

I mean most definitely lunch. And most definitely this counted as my April Sur a Month visit.

Lunch spot at Treebones

We split an organic beet salad (grown there) and a killer BLT+A. We had the pick of spots so chose front and center at the bar overlooking the ocean. We wanted whales, but only saw swallows and humming birds. (An aside: one of the groundskeepers said that he heard the swallows show up once the whales’ migration finished, so maybe that explains the early swallow sightings.)

Hummingbird dining on Pride of Madeira

April may well be the height of the Pride of Madeira blooming season. Blooming Pride of Madeira is one of the things I look forward to the most when winter is winding down and spring is gearing up. This year has been epic. Best blooms ever, up and down the coast.

Treebones building

I have to give a quick shout out to Monica at Treebones. She was really nice and made our little stop even better because she was so friendly. Thanks for the awesome service, Monica. After lunch we bid Treebones adieu and headed back down the road towards Ragged Point.

Pride of Madeira at Ragged Point

Which was also sporting a lot of Pride of Madeira.

KB and little R

KB and Ryder

Little sparrow singing his song of love to the Pride of Madeira

Pride of Madeira


We did finally make it to San Simeon (featured last Sunday in Week 5 Beach a Week). A great day all around.