Beach Bummer Blues....
But in a good way.
I should have spent more, I should have bought more. I should have gotten more blueberries from the Farmers Market. First of the Season Blueberries.
A Sensory treat for my pallette. Some were deliciously sweet and some were deliciously tart, but it was a surprise for my toungue. Even Ki ate some. He wants to make milkshakes with them next time.
Yesterday was grey, gloomy, overcast. and chilly. I never seem to watch the weather. I had been hoping to go to the beach. Today started out a beautiful day. Ki suggested we go to the beach today since it was nice and I didn't get to go yesterday. We went to Oso Flaco. I like is best, I think.
Due to the recent rain, the hills are such a bright green! it is lovely to drive anywhere. But I keep missing my exits.
The sand dunes are always awesome as they welcome us to the beaches!
We paid our Parking Priveledges and as I was getting out of the van, Ki closed the van door for me.... before I could snatch my bag out, with the keys. Yes, the doors were locked. Yes, we were outside of the van. Yes, my phone was in the bag, too. No, I don't even have anyone's number memorized for borrowing a cell phone. No, my husband isn't home from Ohio yet. Yes, I did have the skylight partially opened.
Ki found a stick, climbed the van, and tried to fish out my bag. Or maybe push the unlock button. The stick was too short and too flimsy.
Enter Beat-Up Orange Pick-Up. Exiting the pick-up was a young man, our To-Be Savior! He asked the Obvious; "Locked out?"
I answered to Obvious. "yes"
he asked if they inforce parking fees, he hadn't planned on coming, just decided to kill some time fishing in the lake.
I helped him with his first catch of the day:
After we got the van situation dealth with, Ki and I took off down the path to the beach. It takes about half an hour to actually get to the ocean.
We start with a walk down a wide path:
(I said something to Ki about his jeans.. he replies; "They Fit!" to which I say; "if your Huckleberry Finn!" the toe shoes make pants look even shorter, too)
At the end of this road there is a lake on either side. To the Righ is just a lake, it is pretty.
On the Left is a larger lake, with a board walk:
There are lots of water fowl. duscks, egrids, commorants, etc.
After the walk across the lake, we continue down the boardwalk through native plants. I always love this part of the walk, I love the colors in the native plnats. I like how they can look brown and dead and yet have a sprig of new and vibrant color. I like the thick leaves and the feather flowers.
And there are plenty of lizards out sunning along the edges:
I got a couple pictures at the ocean... then my battery died. it was sad.
I spent the time laying on the sand with my eyes closed, listening to the roar of the ocean. I could hear the waves crash from right to left up the shore.