As we crossed the pedestrian bridge over the freeway, I stopped to snap these large outrigger canoes with six rowers, heading back to the harbor, far to the left of this photo. (These pics should biggify with a click.) On the shore are some folks fishing.
This time of year we can often see the terrain on the Channel Islands. Most of the late spring and summer you would never know they were there because of the marine layer (low clouds and fog) that hangs around and keeps us cool, while the inland bakes. People seeking the beach are often surprised that they need a sweatshirt as the fog and wind can be very cool in the summer when it rolls in.
There were lots of surfers in the water, including some standing on their boards with paddles (far right).
We looked down through an opening at the end of the pier. The sea was very green.
And this is looking back to the downtown and hills behind the city. (Didn't mean to catch that lady stretching--I didn't even see her when I took the shot!) It was a great way to spend a half hour after breakfast. We vowed to do this more often. Hope you have a favorite place to stroll with your honey!