|Main St & Pacific Coast Highway|
|Huntington Beach Pier|
|Checking the surfers on a cool day|
This sea lion was swimming around the pilings of the pier and stayed in the area for a long time. A couple fishermen were catching anchovies with snag hooks in the same area so I guess the sea lion was feasting on some anchovies, also. There was another one in the area but I couldn't capture it with the camera.
|Friendly sea lion|
|Offshore oil derrick|
|Strolling on the boardwalk (concrete)|
The island shown below, in Long Beach, is man made just for the large structure to the right which is an oil derrick. They planted palm trees and the island looks like it will be someone's private retreat in a few years with a multi million dollar estate there. There were numerous oil derricks along the Pacific Coast Highway between Huntington Beach and Long Beach.
Long Beach has a huge harbor and many gantry cranes along the docks. There were many ships in the harbor and a few waiting for their turn at the docks. The downtown area of Long Beach was very nice with a number of shops and businesses. Not quite what you would expect from a harbor town.
|Man made island for an oil well (Long Beach)|
If you like to see what is going on a-round you, then this would be a perfect home for you. Also, it is for sale and has a nice ocean view.
|House for sale in Newport Beach|
|Gerry at The Crab Cooker in Newport Beach|
|One big crab pot|
The restaurant is quite old and sort of ramshackle with the tables and chairs being of many different makes. Unmatched would be a good description of the furniture. Just the sort of place we love to find and enjoy a meal. Relaxed is the best word to describe the place.
|Me, Gerry, Pamela & John|
|Huge King crab|
|Tiki restaurant near Balboa Ferry landing|
|Newport Beach Harbor|
Balboa Beach homes ranged from $1 mil to over $20 mil, so I don't think we will be relocating there in the near future. There were numerous State Parks in the area with camping for a steep price, but they were right on the ocean. For the most part they were full hookups on an asphalt parking lot, but the views were great. It is an area where we would consider camping for a week or so.
We went back to our friends' house and settled in for a while. It was a tiring day, but we had a great time. That was our day, how was yours?