Deserts and Beyond

Deserts and beyond...places in and around the southern California deserts and beyond. Photo taken at Canyon Lake, in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona, December 2011. A few minutes later, after the sun disappeared, these cliffs were their normal color. They were only golden for a short time and I'm glad we were able to view them in their glory.






Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Dana Point~Our World Tuesday~112613

Even as a Native Californian, I had never been to Dana Point.  At least I don't remember ever going there, so yesterday hubby and I headed to the point.  First, we drove around the Ocean Institute.  Then, we drove up the hill to the cliffs above the point.  From there, you can take a nature walk down to the edge of the cliff and look out over the ocean.  You have to stay on the trail as it is bound by metal railings.  Rattlesnakes are in the area, too, and there are signs warning people to stay ON the trail.  Yeah, like I'm going to go off into the brush?  NOooooooo.....Finally, we drove back down to the island and watched the pelicans dive for fish.  They are fun to watch because as soon as they come back up, they are mobbed by seagulls, who are trying to get their fish!  It was an interesting morning, but the hike to the edge of the cliff pretty much did me in!  After fighting pneumonia 4x now and having chronic bronchitis, I was out of breath after the hike!   To visit Our World Tuesday, please go to:   http://ourworldtuesdaymeme.blogspot.com/








3 comments:

Gary Phillips said...

Great place!! Boom & gary of the Vermilon River.

ladyfi said...

Fabulous shots of a great day out.

Gaelyn said...

The rattlesnake sign is a great way to keep people ON the trail. Wonder if that would work at the North Rim. Love watching the pelicans.