I can tell it is getting closer to a Southern California winter based on my most recent trip to Leo Carrillo State Beach. Although, it was a late afternoon trip which is of course going to be pretty chilly.
My favorite beach setting is when it is gray and stormy, for some reason it is the most beautiful and relaxing to me, with the rough and choppy waves, lack of people and the crisp air. It just seems like the physical image of clarity to me. So it is definitely the time I like to be at thee beach to clear my head.
This little pocket of beach was very relaxing to just sit and enjoy and think. Although, I had to be mindful of the time so I didn’t get trapped at high tide.
This beach also had a lot of small boulders, loose rocks and was scattered with seaweed and pebbles (some smooth, some very rough).
The sand was very different from my last visit to County line beach which seemed very groomed and cleaned.
I thought that this picture was cool because it shows the different ways/ directions that the waves are meeting and colliding on this pocket of beach.
I also enjoy beaches with the high eroded sea cliffs vs. the soft typical California beach and dunes. So maybe a northern California beach scene is more my style. I enjoy sitting and relaxing on the beach cliffs, although, at the same time they do terrify me because I also have a fear of heights, so I don’t get too close to the edge.
I also thought this was a good way to show just how hard the beach was and how tightly the sand was packed in to make it almost feel like you were walking on one hard rock rather than a sandy beach.
Before the tide got too high, I had fun exploring the caves which is something I have never done before. I also had fun looking in the little tide pools near and in the caves. I didn’t find anything too exciting, but it was still entertaining.