Yesterday, I walked about five miles on the San Clemente coastal trail.
There are several places where you can gain access to the trail.
I began at Calafia Beach.
Looking down on the Calafia Beach parking lot.
I parked above the beach, and walked down the bluff to gain access to the trail.
I did this because I forgot to bring quarters with me to feed the parking meters.
(But the view from up above is beautiful!)
It’s a trail I’ve walked many, many, times.
We’ve had spectacular weather lately which made it perfect for a long walk.
There were people at the beach walking, jogging, biking, playing volleyball – working off those extra holiday calories.
A few people, who probably started the day with good intentions, ended up saying “bah-humbug” to the idea of exerting themselves.
During winter months, not all of the lifeguard stands are occupied.
Empty lifeguard stands.
The empty lifeguard towers look so lonely – unmanned, and abandoned.
On the other hand,
I’m sure teens sneak onto them at night to make-out.
(Not that I ever did anything like that when I was a teen ….)