Victoria Beach: Gettin’ There

We decided to go down a different route from the PCH, and it ended up being a path that felt very un-Orange County, which was cool.


Well, well, a bit steep. Why did I wear my boots?

I'm a lil crazy daizy.

Go down the stairs, then there's a flat pathway that's slightly steep and slightly sandy. Oh yay? #SlightlyScaredForTheCamerasLife


Laguna Beach: Goin Home


We tried our best to rush out of there and make it home in time.  But we failed.  It doesn’t matter though.  All that matters is that I got some spectacular-ish sunset pictures.  Pretty amazing given that I was holding the heavy lens in a moving car.  Sometime I rock. 🙂

Laguna Beach: Beautiful Water

so should have went down there and drew a heart in the sand. oh well.

We were intending to go to Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach because it has it this old castle tower that is quite beautiful, and not very Californiaish.  I guess it does suit a name like Victoria Beach though.  We drove 2 miles further by mistake, and landed up in the regular Laguna Beach, which happened to make for a pleasant time anyway.  The sky was also very grey, but there was just a thin line of a golden hue from the sunset, which was quite amazing.  What really had me in awe was the color of the water, I never knew that Southern California had beaches with such a pure and clear blue-green color.  I always thought I’d have to go to Hawaii for that, and I assume Hawaii’s beaches are much better than this, but hey,  I’ll take what I can get and be super happy! 🙂

Laguna Beach: This is just the beginning! ;)

Arrived at Laguna Beach, and immediately taken by the purple.

Now down the windy path...

with gorgeous view getting closer...

Ah, now the stairs!

Plus a stable area for the tripod that I left behind the car.

Seal Beach Pier: The End

It irks me that the trash can at the back had to be there. But I'll get another chance with another iron bench on another day. Maybe.

It's facing the wrong way. Does that mean the water is staring at me? *gasp*

The lifeguard tower. Of course. I had to.

Ahh, California Washintonian Palm Trees, prettier in picture sometimes than they are in person.

Seal Beach Pier: The Fishermen

I love the last picture the best.  Families spending quality time together, whether snapping pictures or snapping up some fish, it’s so awesome.  Except for the part that I don’t really like fish, and would much they stayed in the waters and get eaten up by a shark instead of land up on my plate.  But it’s all good.

Seal Beach Pier: The Feathered Creatures

Too lazy to fly to the top of the fence?

One foot forward

Ah, the posing pigeon, aware of our camera and aware of it prettiness.

Seal Beach Pier: Old Age

I had a little bit of a pleasant surprise when I got to the pier and saw that it was wooden.  What is cooler than a wooden pier?!  Actually, don’t answer that, I’m sure that even I could name cooler stuff, but that’s really besides the point.  Even funner is when the planks start to creak as you walk.  For reals. Yikes.

Seal Beach Pier: Entry

With me giving the usual “I duno” to my sister’s “where do you want to go today?” she decided we’d go to the Seal Beach Pier.

We got there and were lucky that there was parking right across from the pier. Less walking, more picture snapping. Yup!

We parked across on the street though, not in here.

What an interesting idea, a playground on a beach.  Don’t recall seeing that before.

Belmont Pier: Random

I like empty benches.  I really like empty benches.  I don’t have anything against people sitting in them.  But it’s fun taking pictures of empty benches. Please don’t certify me as crazy. Please.

I’m trying to figure out why there’s a lock there and no bike. Unless the bike was invisible. Hmm..

RSM Queen Mary to the right on the back.