Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Newport Beach

I wish they all could be California Gulls

Time to take a look at some photos I took last summer at Newport Beach, California. My wife, son, daughter-in-law, and I took a day to head to this town on the blue Pacific for a day of fun, sand, and sun. We were not disappointed. While the rest of the entourage went to play in the water, I took the trusty Olympus for a walk around to see what I could find. As always, you can see larger versions of these photos by clicking on them. Use your back button to return. Or you can "right click" to open in a new window or tab.

This next photo appears on its surface to be two fishermen on a pier. Actually there are three fishers in this picture. Do you see the third? You may want to look at the larger version for this, and the answer follows this image.

The Fishermen at Newport Beach

If you look behind the fisherman to the left, you will notice a brown pelican cruising above the water looking for fish to scoop out of the ocean. Hopefully for everyone's sake except the fish's, there was a good catch for all three.

Speaking of pelicans, these seashore birds were everywhere. This next photograph has another pelican on a fishing expedition, with a sailboat on the deep blue waters. I don't think the ocean gets any more beautiful than this.

It isn't the size of the ship, but the motion of the ocean!

Just below the Newport Beach Pier, this cute little sea lion was playing and putting on a show. I really enjoyed watching him as he spun around, flipped, and generally just showed off his tricks.

Sea Lion at play

And what beach in California is complete without surfers. This guy was having fun and I'm sure he also was hoping to impress the ladies with his surfing prowess. As the Beach Boys sang, "Catch a wave and you're sittin' on top of the world".

Surfer dude

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