Tag: Pacific

North by Northwest

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.

Joy

Joy-

Whale watching on Valentine’s Day found a few whales and oodles of dolphins.  Unfortunately, none of my pictures really did the dolphins any credit.  I never seemed to get one that caught their energy and spirit.  Still, I want to post something . . . this was taken as I stood at the front of the boat, watching the dolphins leap and turn in the water.  This guy is the pin-up for that day!