|Looking South towards the lagoon island shoal where Least Terns, Plovers, and other birds nest.|
|In seated and supine poses, the Pacific is not visible, but it is while standing. The ocean breeze is nearly constant.|
My thanks also to Inez Yoder to whom the park bench was dedicated. I assume she played a pivotal role in helping to preserve the lagoon from commercial development (a simple Google search showed she wrote articles for the LA Times on the lagoon).
No thanks to the chronic smoker who doesn't understand that their wantonly discarded cigarette butts strewn all around the bench, probably as they sat on Inez's bench enjoying the beautiful view and ocean breeze, would not degrade and turn back into basic elements for at least another 2 to 5 years for the cellulose acetate filter internals (in ideal landfill conditions, not laying on the ground).
My thanks also to the graffiti artist who scribed "Be Yourself" on the bench... an interesting, individualistic message, probably scribed by a teenager who was sick of conforming.