Last week I did a virtual walk through the high desert, today I'm going to do a virtual walk near the beach in California. Since I won't be making the trip this year (for obvious reasons), a virtual walk with a touch of sea air will have to do.
When I'm near the ocean, I like to focus my telephoto lens in on the many sailboats I see. It must be quite relaxing to be sailing like this.
I have my favorite view points where I can watch the water crashing on the rocks below.
Another thing I love to do is watch the birds along the shore. For the longest time I thought these were sandpipers but they are actually a bird called godwits.
Another thing I love to do is see all the beautiful plants that grow so well with the nearby ocean breezes embracing them. I love finding little ponds with colorful waterlilies and the thousands of bird-of-paradise blooms seem to be everywhere.
And when I'm not walking, I'll find a comfortable place to sit and enjoy a view of the ocean. This view is from the Crystal Cove shopping center. A cool drink and a comfortable chair and I'm all set!