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I spent Saturday at Aliso Beach which is located in the city of Laguna. My only regret was I couldn't spend Sunday there too. (The horrors of being an adult and having to do responsible things like laundry and grocery shopping, etc., etc!)
The beach was pretty crowded.
The weather was in the mid-80s F (around 29.4C) and the water was warm for this time of year. It was gorgeous.
The waves were big and there were a lot of people using skim boards.
My maternal instincts kicked in and I wanted to tell these boys to move further away from the rocks, but they couldn't have heard me over the crashing waves anyway. (Rocks + crashing waves = very dangerous.)
It wasn't long until my camera was spotted. In a matter of minutes a group of skim boarders started putting on a show for me.
For some reason, my camera mainly stayed focused on this guy with the six pack abs:
* cougar *
* cough *
An 18 year old girl wandered up to me to ask some photography questions. She said she'd just been given the same camera I have, "You know, it's just like yours – it's a Canon and it's black!"
She went on and on about how she doesn't know how to use it but it DID come with a manual.
I actually think I could make an entire blog post just out of my conversation with her, but I won't ….. at least, not today.
The ocean water in Orange County is usually a deep blue color. This weekend it looked green and reminded me of the water in more tropical locations. It was so pretty. I just kept taking photos trying to capture the beauty.
This is the view with my back to the ocean.
If someone would like to donate one to me …
I'd really enjoy waking up each morning and drinking my coffee with a full ocean view.
I took over 200 photos on Saturday. (My arm is in excruciating pain as a result. On the other hand, my soul is soaring in delight.) I'm sure I'll share more of my favorites with you in future posts.
For now, I just keep thinking about how beautiful it was. The day was hot, the beach was perfect, and the laughter of children rippled up and down the beach as they played.