I probably should have chosen a better title for this post than “On the Beach.” because there is an excellent 1959 movie by that name, starring Gregory Peck. It’s about the residents of Australia who must come to terms with the fact that all life will be destroyed in a matter of months due to radiation from a global nuclear war.
I decided to stick with the name because it best describes my favorite place to go in the mornings, which I’ve finally started to go more often. So shake your head and forget about the movie I just described and enjoy some pics I took from last weeks outings:
Of all the beaches in the Los Angeles South Bay, Hermosa Beach is my favorite. The people are all extremely friendly and while most of the homes are elegant, they’re not monstrous mansions or tall apartment buildings that you’ll find at nearby beaches.
6:45 a.m. I love the serenity that time of day.
I usually walk the paved strand that runs along the beach, but this week I’ve been walking along the surf and it’s a much better experience.
Love the morning surf.
That’s me next to the pier
Not as many surfers out that day as there usually are.
This is a memorial dedicated to a legendary surfer. I’m sorry I can’t remember his name.
Fortunately most of the beach isn’t this cluttered with seaweed, but there has been more this year than normal.
Looking towards Pacific Palisades and Malibu.
What’s the weather today?
The town of Hermosa Beach. Taken from the end of the pier.
My favorite restaurant. Great for people watching.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your tour. I love talking about the beach almost as much as I love being there.