The first of June fell on a Saturday. The news promised temperatures in the three-digits*; luckily, it turned out to be pleasantly sunny and breezy. The beach beckoned – we responded.
(Again, I only had the phone on me but I aim to photograph with the Nikon… soon! Oh and, *, that’s in Fahrenheit.)
Santa Monica Beach from Ocean Avenue
Umbrellas and a lifeguard station
The edge of the Pacific Ocean
I cannot remember the last time I built a sandcastle… Can you?
Santa Monica Pier in the distance
“She saw seashells along the seashore…” Not really, but I did see a lot of seaweed.
Pay no attention to this sign. The ocean was a bath tub!
Asking for a dollar…
The other side of the beach, looking back at the Pier
It’s really a tourist hangout here on the weekends…
A mural underneath the Pier
This is Santa Monica beachfront living. The homes back onto the Pacific Coast Highway.
If a 2 br 2 bath apartment on Ocean Avenue costs $5,400 per month in rent, imagine what beachfront living costs…
A neat beachfront home.
Bike rentals are a regular feature here. The shared pathway can get pretty crazy with people of all ages and abilities riding alongside us pedestrians.
Bike rider in sepia.
The overpass that connects the beach to Ocean Ave.
From where I am standing, on Ocean Ave’s Oceanfront Walk, you can see the Pacific Coast Highway in the foreground and the beach beyond.
Away from the beach…