Founded in 1782, the Santa Barbara Presidio was the last of 4 Spanish military outposts. Terracotta tiled roofs, white and rust block buildings and lovely archways are features of this lovely neighbourhood. Old buildings have been restored into boutique shops, art galleries and cafes. We enjoyed exploring the historic Hispanic areas, wine tasting and art exhibitions. A day spent sailing on Santa Barbara Bay was exhilarating.
We renewed our friendship with guests from a previous Paul Gauguin cruise. Oh dear, our waistlines have certainly expanded with numerous lunches, dinners and wine tasting.