I left Aptos this morning, armed with some delicious home made muffens, and planning to stay with friends south of Watsonville. I met a group of boys who live an work around Watsonville, who recorded great pieces, then headed in to the city. I was looking for help at an electronics shop, because I have a solar panel that I haven’t quite gotten to work yet. The guys who helped me pointed me off in the right direction, and recorded some pieces.
I set up and recorded in Watsonville at a gazebo in a park, but I had a difficult time because of the spanish-english language barrier. I have a hard time explaining the project to spanish speaking people when I don’t speak spanish. Next skill that I need! But in the meantime, it was a fun thing for kids to climb around on, and make noises into, whether they told stories or not. I met my friend Britney there, and we rode the last 8 miles back to her cabin in the forest together. We are making pizza, and hanging out in the cabin this evening. I am grateful to be away from the city. It feels like home, on San Juan Island.