Last weekend I woke up and looked out my window at this.
"My" mountain was looking very pretty. I immediately told Briefcase we needed to abscond to the beach to enjoy the beautiful day.
We decided to journey to Strands Beach in Dana Point. We hadn't been to Strands in awhile and we wanted to check out some of the renovations they're doing there. Specifically, they are building multi-million dollar homes overlooking the ocean. I always say I don't care about wealth, but I really wouldn't mind living in a home overlooking the ocean. (Just in case I have any billionaire readers out there who might feel like donating a home to me.)
In the forefront of this picture you can see the lots where homes will be built. They've already started working on some of them. I saw one home listed at 30 million dollars. The house below is not yet completed.
It was a breathtaking day. Honestly, the ocean seemed almost artificial with the sun reflecting off of it.
There were a lot of surfers out and the waves were pretty decent. Of course, the surfers avoided the rocky areas.
There's one area which is great for climbing.
It's a good spot if you're son is half billy goat.
That's PR out on the rocky bottom of the cliff. At one point the tide came in. I didn't think he'd make it back to us without jumping in and swimming, but somehow he managed. It was sorta too bad, because I would have laughed really hard if he had to swim into shore with his clothes on.
Once he got back on land, we went for a long walk in the opposite direction.
The best exercise came when it was time to go home. There are a lot of steps, followed by a very steep ramp, to get back up the cliff to where we parked.
Strands Beach is not the best choice if you're out of shape.