Monday, August 9, 2010

At The Jetty



My daughter took me along for a walk on the beach one recent evening. We went to the beach that runs north of the jetty that marks the northern border of our town.



Two jetties form an opening for the lagoon that lies to the east. Now that the tides can wash in and out and keep the water from stagnating, what was once a slough is now home to thousands of birds who migrate along our Pacific flyway.



Above is a different type of bird - military helicopters that fly between Camp Pendleton and a Marine airbase south of us. Aircraft of all types are common along our coast.

4 comments:

Tracy said...

Beautiful, tranquil spot... :o) Happy Day, Golden West ((HUGS))

steven said...

my taste of coean shoreline in late august is still filling me up! i love these pictures and can feel them much more for having experienced something similar. steven

The Weaver of Grass said...

I always think helicopters look like enormous dragon flies.

Rachel Fenton said...

Not quite as picturesque as the Mmm of a few hungry gulls in the sky...