I'm not going to post this on any weekly meme. It's just too depressing. I had a half a day off school yesterday due to a meeting. I only applied for 2 hours off, but our school secretary docked me for half a day (3 hours), so I headed down to the Salton Sea, since I was only 20 miles away. The sky was cloudy and I wasn't sure how my photos would come out, so I didn't take that many of the sky and clouds and sea. Instead, I looked down. I was wearing my boots and they started burning when I walked out on the shells. I'd only been down to the sea one other time. That was when our daughter did a science report in high school on the fish dying there. We drove down there and I was wearing tennis shoes. Something started to burn the bottom of my feet then, just as soon as I walked out on the shore of the sea. Today there was a little breeze and the stench wasn't too bad. The Salton Sea smells because of the algae content of the sea, plus the thousands of dead fish which litter the shore. Really, it wasn't a pleasant place. In fact, it was downright DEPRESSING. Here lies the largest inland body of water in California and it's a cesspool of raw sewage from the New River, pollutants from the fields in the Coachella Valley, and an extremely high salt content of the sea itself. NOBODY seems to know what to do about it....sigh...so it will continue to sit and fester.