1 year ago
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Nature's Subtle Signs
As I left my neighborhood and descended towards the coast, leaving Laguna Niguel and approaching the city of Dana Point, I saw an ominous cloud bank. Big, thick, low elevation white clouds, were rolling over the North-Westerly hills, with the wind blowing towards the South-South-East. It was such a pretty day in my drive way, that my short sleeves and bike shorts were quickly becoming inadequate to keep me warm. How cold could it get? I intrepidly (and in hindsight, foolishly) continued to head South and downhill, through the Monarch Beach golf course adjacent to the Ritz and St.Regis resorts.
When I finally made it to the beach, it looked more like D-Day (or the Battlefield D-Day simulations I have played electronically), with an angry sea, cold mist, gray over cast, and harsh crashing waves. Three life guard SUVs were huddled close together, watching the 1/2 a dozen surfers who were attempting to negotiate the pummeling waves. I stayed just long enough to snap the two photos below, before heading back uphill and towards Laguna Niguel.