Monday, February 10, 2014

Time on the Beach

Of course the weather was perfect the day after my sister-in-law went home

The beach was crowded with early morning beach goers.

High tide was taking a bite out of the sandy shore.

This is what Mike always referred to as the "dead tree."  It had fallen over about seven years ago and there really is not too much left of it now, but it was a land mark for us.  Mike always had the best luck finding sharks' teeth near it.  When I would walk to the beach to meet him after his early morning hunting, this is where I would meet up with him and we would walk the mile and a half back to the parking lot together.  I was greeted there today by a large dolphin maybe fifty yards off shore.  A shout out from Mike.
Another half mile down the beach, two new dead trees, Causarinas.  I was
sorry to see their demise even though they do drop sharp little cones.

South Venice Beach Access--by ferry.

It looks kind of deserted, but it really was not.  I ran into six different people I knew so my four mile walk actually took three hours to complete.  It was a beautiful day to get sand between my toes.

14 comments:

  1. Oh, it looks lovely! And Mike was with you.

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  2. It will be nice to play in the beach sand. I love it...

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  3. This is really beautiful, Olga. It doesn't feel too deserted. Seems as though Mike truly was with you. Ahhh... I see Linda agrees with me.

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  4. Absolutely beautiful photographs. Thank you for sharing so we can all see!

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  5. It's nice to go for a walk on the beach -- something I haven't done in a year.

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  6. Sounds like a perfect morning ... now I'm going out to walk the dog in the snow and ice.

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  7. You have really fit into the scene by meeting folks along the way. Yes weather was awful when we were down there.

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  8. Ah, beach walking...it used to be my favorite summer activity! your post here warmed me up as I stare out at snow.

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  9. What a lovely walk. Very cool seeing the dolphin in more ways than one. Shout out indeed.

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  10. What a lovely spot to walk! I'm almost green with envy..having just turned up the thermostat because the house feels cold.

    It's wonderful too, that Mike is so obviously still with you.

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  11. Looks so inviting in my deep snow environment, Olga. Good memories of Mike!

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  12. So beautiful. I relax just looking at those pictures.

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  13. Wow, a three hour walk. Obviously you are in wonderful shape. And Mike is around but obviously he is also swimming with the Dolphins. Don't you know he's having a grand time:)

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  14. An interesting post that I enjoyed reading.

    Thank you. Love love, Andrew. Bye.

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