Oh, I love the smell of Santa Barbara, sea breeze mixed with tar. I'm not joking, I love it. (And I know it's not politically correct but I also love the view of the oil rigs off the coast, all lit up at night, as if there's some extravagant party out there on a yacht.) All these years, I thought the tar on the beach was the result of some long-ago oil spill. Twenty-something years later and I'm just learning that it is actually a natural seepage from the oil rich coast.