An Afternoon at Laguna Beach

Man, oh man, have I been suffering with technical issues in the last week or two.  I am a fairly patient person except when it comes to computer problems.  My patience goes right out the window.  I think (?) the issue is finally resolved now.  However, I was ready to throw my computer out the window last Saturday. I finally decided I just needed a little beach time to renew my spirit.

I am a (5th generation) native Southern Californian.  That's an extremely rare thing to be.  I am an unapologetic beach freak and I am convinced it is a result of my genetics.  For me, being near the ocean is one of the most rejuvenating things for my spirit and soul.  It doesn't matter what the weather is like.  You will find me seeking the ocean during winter storms, fall breezes, spring resurgences or the heat waves of summer.  It is almost a physical need to be near the sea, checking out the surfers, inhaling the salt air, feeling the ocean breeze, hearing the surf, and squishing the sand between my toes. 

Last Saturday Briefcase, PR, and I drove a short distance to Laguna which is one of the many beaches we frequent.  It was the day after a storm and still cloudy in many areas of Orange County.  Laguna was, as always, picturesque.  I know I shared the Laguna candy story with you a few days ago, but I thought you might want to end the week by enjoying a few more pictures of this stunning area in Southern California.   

As we approached the beach, the sky became clear and we enjoyed a beautiful, but slightly breezy, afternoon.  I love the jagged coastline of the west coast: 

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Here's a look down toward the Laguna hotels with their scenic views:

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Next is a picture of "Bird Rock" where the pelicans and gulls hang out:

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Finally, here is one more look at a rugged stretch of the beach.  This is my favorite spot to hunt through tide pools:

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Laguna is a very eclectic community.  Tourists love it.  I will give you a tip in case you ever visit.  If the temperature is in the 60's, you stick out like a sore thumb if you are trotting around in a bikini and talking about how warm it is.  I don't care if you are from Wisconsin; anything below 72 degrees is cold here.  If you want to look like you belong, put on a sweatshirt and shorts (or jeans), Rainbow flip flops (that's a brand not a color!), and shades.  Otherwise we are just laughing at you.  Really.  

 

6 Responses to “An Afternoon at Laguna Beach”

  1. Katie

    My family is from Southern California. I love it there. I wish my parents had never moved away. But it’s always nice to still have relatives there to visit!
    Great pictures, by the way!

  2. Katie

    My family is from Southern California. I love it there. I wish my parents had never moved away. But it’s always nice to still have relatives there to visit!
    Great pictures, by the way!

  3. Katie

    My family is from Southern California. I love it there. I wish my parents had never moved away. But it’s always nice to still have relatives there to visit!
    Great pictures, by the way!

  4. Jane

    I used to run away to Laguna when I would have a major, major (had to be MAJOR) fight with my significant other (otherwise known as He Who I Lived With For Six Years Between Husbands). I would stay by myself in the hotel, walk the beach and feel very dramatic.

  5. Jane

    I used to run away to Laguna when I would have a major, major (had to be MAJOR) fight with my significant other (otherwise known as He Who I Lived With For Six Years Between Husbands). I would stay by myself in the hotel, walk the beach and feel very dramatic.

  6. Jane

    I used to run away to Laguna when I would have a major, major (had to be MAJOR) fight with my significant other (otherwise known as He Who I Lived With For Six Years Between Husbands). I would stay by myself in the hotel, walk the beach and feel very dramatic.

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