To the sea....

To the sea - a trip to Surf Beach, Lompoc.

To the sea…

Surf Beach, Lompoc, where the Santa Ynez River mouth meets the Pacific Ocean. On January 29th, we drove up to check it out and saw that the road out to the beach park was under water. The river had backed up, but not broken through to the ocean. We hiked down from the train station to see how close river and ocean actually were. Close, but no cigar…

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About 2 weeks later, after another big storm, the Roses took trip to paint at Surf Beach, before it closed for the Snowy Plover season. This time the road and the park were open and the River was emptying into the sea.

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Beautiful day, birds of all kinds were in abundance, fog, wind, sun and water  - water all the way out.