A couple more photos from my morning outing to Cardiff, these now with the old familiar Tabletop Reef tide pool area. The tide was beginning to come in and more and more waves washed over the rocks.
The National Weather Service issued a dense fog advisory Friday night and indeed, when I took Toni on her evening walk before bedtime it already felt more humid and there was a certain haze in the air. Excellent!
I visited Ocean Beach pier yesterday evening – for the first time since I’m in San Diego, which is over four years now! I was at nearby Sunset Cliffs a number of times, and also at the dog beach with Toni (just one time, as she didn’t like it – too many other dogs around, she’s not comfortable with that, lesson learned), but never to the quite iconic, T-shaped pier. So yesterday, I finally went there – in particular because there was a high surf advisory in place for the San Diego coastal areas, and I wanted to see some good waves.
I made some photos of the beautiful big waves last weekend at La Jolla Cove and Windansea (the weather forecast issued a high surf advisory and talked about single sets of waves being up to 15 feet high). This is just one of many sequences (maybe I’ll have another one that will work, not sure yet). I think I like the second photo of this set best.
These strands of kelp stranded on the strand! Isn’t English a wonderful language? :) It wasn’t the photographically most productive walk at Seaside Beach this evening, but Toni sure did enjoy it, as usual. And I liked how the kelp strands stranded on the strand seemed to interact with the shape of the clouds… a little bit… or perhaps that’s just a photographer’s wishful thinking.
Three images from South Cardiff State Beach* near Cardiff By The Sea/Encinitas. Just like so very often, the marine layer ate the sunset. That’s a type of coastal fog/inversion layer that lingers out over the ocean and moves inland in the evening and over night (it’s actually a good friend of mine for providing flat and even light for daytime long exposure photography at the coast).