and the Crabpot
We met James Woodford on Shipwreck Beach in Baja, near Cabo Falso. After watching he and his Australian friend eat beans from a can, we invited them over for dessert and rousing discussion. We invited James to visit us if he passed through Capitola and one dark and stormy night we received a call from him. He was on his way to see America and told us he could only stay one night as he had so much more to see. In the morning the sky cleared and he went to the beach. About a week later he resolved to leave only to drive a few blocks and have his brakes freeze up. About a week later, brakes fixed, a few more days in the sun, James was doubly determined to leave. After one last trip to the beach with Dillon, the labrador retriever, James packed his bags and returned to the driveway to find his car had rolled down the drive into the neighbors fence. After about a week or so the fence was rebuilt and James finally made his way off to see America. Now perhaps you can understand why he said, "Capitola is like a crabpot, easy to get into but harder than hell to leave!" . And we smile everytime we think of him.
James returned with his wife to be, Theresa and sent over his folks Don and Ann twice. We have been guests twice in Surrey and enjoyed James and Theresa's wedding in 1993.