“I started collecting sea glass in Carpinteria, and then I found out that Butterfly Beach was a great place for it,” said Carolyn Purdy while she and her husband David combed the sand for treasure. The Purdys are avid hikers from Harrisonburg, Virginia, and enjoy visiting Santa Barbara when they come out to see their daughter in Los Angeles. “When we got on the plane, it was two degrees; when we got off, it was 61, so we’re enjoying this weather!” added Carolyn.
Kara Kerr reads a book outside the Unitarian Society on Santa Barbara Street while she waits for her boss. Kerr, who recently moved back to Santa Barbara from San Diego, works at Custodian Plus where she refinishes gym floors, among other duties. “I love working with my hands,” she said. “The cleaning is okay, but you get to destroy the floors first and then refinish them. Within a couple of days, you can really see what you’ve done.”