Monday, October 24, 2011

The Secret Lore of the Ocean...


But more wonderful than the lore of old men and the lore of books is the secret lore of the ocean.
  ~H.P. Lovecraft

It wouldn’t be right, would it, to go to the California coast and not spend time looking at the Pacific?  While we didn’t spend any time on the beach sunbathing and frolicking in the waves, we did try to drive along as much as we could with the ocean at our side.  And we did stop now and then just to look and admire. 

The weather was nice and clear on the first half of our trip, but around the middle time, the fog rolled in and it wasn’t possible to really see out to sea...at least not very far.  Still, that didn’t keep me from taking a few pictures of the Pacific in all its moods.

The fog rolls in at sunset in Santa Barbara.

Oops!

Surfing Venice Beach.

Venice Beach pier in the fog.

5 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

loved the 'upright' surfer shot along the beach. :)

karen said...

love, love, love the sea. I was brought up on the coast and now miss it as I live inland.

Debbie said...

wow....you have captured the magic of the sea!!

i LOVE oops!!

Kerri said...

These are super!

Barbara Franceschini said...

amazing shot!!!

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