Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Down Along The Shore

The way home from errands yesterday afternoon took me along the Coast Highway. The tide was extremely low, the sun was out and it was just too beautiful to not pull over and get onto the sand. That pond above, is between the highway and the beach.

There aren't any cliffs along this particular stretch of beach, so the wind whips along and forms little dunes.

With the Pacific Ocean at my back, this is the view looking due East. Those mountains in the back country will have snow this winter.

The colors of the pond had changed just in the short time of my wandering. It started to get more golden as the sun got lower. The plants you see are native Californian coastal chaparral.

You never know what you'll see on the beach. Sometimes even a passing blimp.


High Desert Diva said...

Perfect ending shot

The Weaver of Grass said...

Beautiful Pacific. I have only seen it once and that was in Vancouver - it is such a huge ocean - you are lucky to live on its rim.

BT said...

Gorgeous photos and no wonder you couldn't resist pulling over.