Sunday, January 13, 2008

A return trip...

...to the beach I posted pictures from two weeks ago.

Much had changed. That's especially true of the weather, which was clear with temperatures in the shirt-sleeve range (maybe 75 degrees). That, of course, brought crowds, which made it more difficult to get pictures.

It's still fascinating to watch the waves crash over the breakwater...



And I'd never noticed seagulls leaving wakes as they paddle through the surf until today...



This seagull was, shall we say, "differently abled," but seemed to do just fine nonetheless...



I never pass up a chance to grab a photo of a cat. This one enjoyed the sun...



In the beach's heyday, this bathhouse was built. Now that public bathhouses are looked upon with some disfavor, the city uses it for various kinds of events. That means the taxpayers are getting soaked without benefit of baths...



If I'm honest, I'll say that I was not feeling as inspired today, though the weather and air were just about perfect. Didn't see any neat rocks to shoot, no pelicans, no sandpipers....

Let's just say those was part of what made the experience slightly less wonderful than last time.

But I am beginning to hope that I am starting to get my tired old carcass in some kind of improved condition. The downhill/uphill slogs did not make me feel like amputating my legs at the hips this time. Progress!

8 comments:

DAL said...

Whether or not you were inspired, you got some excellent photos, Scribbs. The surf crashing over the breakwater is spectacular, and photographing a gimp bird is kind of rare. I've never seen one in the flesh.

Cats are always inscrutable, but always welcome.

MrScribbler said...

dal -- If cats were scrutable, they wouldn't be as interesting.

Anonymous said...

wrong blog - but interesting blog.

Japee said...

I need some hills. All flat around here.

MrScribbler said...

Japee -- Where you want I should send 'em? We have more hills than Rome around here, and they are in the wrong places, walking- and bicycling-wise.

John said...

I like the one webbed seagull.
He probably swims in circles.

MrScribbler said...

John -- Didn't see him swimming, but I can tell you he has far better balance than I would have as a monoped!

Anonymous said...

interesting assortment of pics. The last paragraph made us laugh - in a good way!

Lucy & Girl