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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Greetings, from the West Coast

Santa Monica, CA
Photo by myself on Ocean Avenue, in Santa Monica.

The sunsets can be really lovely here, in Santa Monica.

Ocean Avenue is one of the main north-south streets, along the water. There is a huge drop of (at least) sixty feet to the beach below. The Pacific Coast Highway, also known as the PCH, runs alongside the beach out of view.

Santa Monica, CA

In the daytime, it is brightly sunny and breezy. Above, the view along the beach and the dozens of colorful, playful (and expensive) beach houses. There is a path for joggers and cyclists. To the left is the beach, with volleyball nets set up for public use.

During the week, a smattering of people enjoy the beach. On the weekends, it is a little more crowded, but there is so much beach that it's never as terribly crowded as it can be in the northeast (!).

I'm here for a few days, while my fiance Mark is working. I'm flying back to New York, Wednesday evening.

Related posts: The Hotel Shangri-La, in Santa Monica, Greetings, from Santa Monica, and Sunset, from the Hotel Shangri-La, LA.

6 comments:

RedPat said...

Imagine living on a beach like that!

Lily Hydrangea said...

wow! what a view!
have fun Kitty.

s.c said...

Very different from your normal hunting ground but still very interesting. Thanks for showing Kitty.

Ken Mac said...

Sigh....

Banjo52 said...

That top shot probably captures west vs. east seasides just about perfectly.

auchnacree said...

After the rain today and temperature of 12c your holiday looks woooonderful.
Regards from Forfar Scotland