Southward view from pier. No one almost, and that is the way I like it. Covid-19 and a weekday make for perfect beach conditions when combined with a fair wind and moderate temperatures.
I wonder if there is a life guard out there . . . on a plague beach.
While walking out on the Ventura Pier, I was rather surprised about how empty the beaches were in the middle of summer – until I remembered it was a weekday. Here, the beaches seldom get swamped like you see in some pictures, with people stumbling over each other, but usually there are more people at play. The coronavirus has reached the shores of the Pacific!
Here, looking up the coast as it curves around and heads toward the Rincon and Santa Barbara. There is a boardwalk and bike path that lead to the outlet of the Ventura River. Surfers usually gather at the point where the buildings end, but the tide was out and the sea quiet.
Just walked into the scene . . .
It’s been a glorious summer so far!
Another photo from the day at the Carpinteria Bluffs here in California. Besides the Nikon V3, I brought along the Olympus Trip 35, which is proving to be a fun little camera. Right now, nearly all the flowers are gone except the most hardy, from seasonal and weather changes, and these cheerful yellow flowers add a bright touch to an otherwise beige, beige, beige landscape.