I’m no good a photography. Aside from my phone camera I have a fairly inexpensive Fuji FinePix S1 I purchased a few years back. It’s real claim to fame is, apparently, it is rather weather resistant, and it takes pretty good pictures. I have no idea how all the bells and whistles work, typically opting for the “auto scene” setting. That being said, Matt over at Simplify… has inspired me to take a few shots while at the coast, so if these pictures are bad or give you headaches, blame him!
Ha, ha! Just kidding! The last few times I have been to Ventura I have lamented not having my large camera with me while walking past the bird sanctuary that runs near the beach. There is always a large number of different birds hanging out in the waters, and it’s really interesting to see them all gathering in one spot.
With that in mind I took some of the family down on Saturday, after a few hours of work. I didn’t really plan on going, but I have a sinus thing going on and wanted to be somewhere that I could actually breathe, so we headed to the coast! Everything was going fairly well until I noticed that the beach we normally walk down to reach the sanctuary had washed out! I guess the high tide from the full moon last week pulled the water all the way up until the ocean and the waters of the sanctuary met, and completely obliterated part of the beach!
BTW: Click on any of the pictures to see them full sized!
I probably could have crossed, but seeing as how I had my camera and other items, I didn’t want to risk falling into a deep spot, as I could see some of the channel that was created was at least 4-5 feet deep.
A bit bummed, I set up shop not too far from here and spent the day soaking up the sun and snapping pictures of whatever I could find that was interesting. I’ll have to head back in a couple more weeks and see if I can cross over and get some better pictures but for now, enjoy!
That’s all today! I hope you enjoyed some of the pictures and that you now have a craving for the salted air of the coast! If you ever head this direction just drop me a line and we can meet for some fish and chips or tacos (oh man do I love tacos)!